Most Significant Religious Reforms between 1529 and 1569

Table with dates, causes and significance of three main religious reforms of each monarch

Henry VIII - Act of Supremacy

- Dissolution of the Monasteries

- English Bible

Edward VI - Dissolution of the Chanteries

- First Book of Common Prayer

- Second Book of Common Prayer

Mary I - The First Statue of Repeal

- The second statue of repeal

- Restoration of old heresy laws

Elizabeth I - The Elizabethan settlement (act of supremacy and uniformity)

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Most Significant Religious Reforms between 1529 and 1569:

Date Religious Reform Under the Reign of: Causes Significance Not Significant
1534 Act of Royal Henry VIII Henry wanted Caused the Mary did
Supremacy a divorce for Break from eventually
Catherine of Rome try to
Aragon Gave the reconnect
Henry wanted monarch…

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would have
control of the
church and
wouldn't have
to pay taxes to
Rome, but to
himself.
1536 Dissolution of Henry VIII Henry feared Meant that
the monasteries that they could Mary, or
be used as anyone else
centres for RC wouldn't be
opposition able to fully
Henry could restore…

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The official
reason was
that they were
houses of sin,
although this
had probably
been over
exaggerated in
Cromwell's
inspections as
he was keen to
see further
reform
1537 English Bible Henry VIII It was another This change Mary did
was introduced step towards was bring back
Protestantism, irreversible the…

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the English
church
would not
easily be
return to
full
Catholicism
1547 Dissolution of Edward VI Edward was Made it
the Chantries Protestant and even harder
so wanted to for
dissolve and Catholicism
wipe out all to return as
elements of it was an
Catholicism enhancemen
It attacked the t…

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1549 The First Book of Edward VI Edward was It was the This was not
Common Prayer trying to first main a far enough
introduce time that move
protestant the doctrine towards
beliefs had seen Protestantis
the true m for
affect of the Edward, so
protestant he
changes. introduced
However,…

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1553 The First Mary I Mary This This act was
Statute of desperately repealed all soon undone
Repeal wanted to get of the in the
rid of all of the religious Elizabethan
changes that changes settlement
had occurred in that had under the
the been passed Act of
reformation until…

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undoing his
changes
1554 The Second Mary I She wanted to This act Mary would
Statue of Repeal undo all of the undid the however,
changes that Royal never be
had occurred in Supremacy able to fully
the and restore
reformation restored the Catholicism
and return authority of as the…

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1554 Restoration of Mary I Mary was The act was This was
the old heresy struggling to what led to again
laws control the her removed
devoted protestant under the
Protestants propaganda reign of
and so she inspired Elizabeth
believed that if name of the first
she burnt a `Bloody'…

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1558 The Elizabethan Elizabeth I Elizabeth hated This act In some
Settlement: what all of her revived ways, this
previous Henry VIII isn't as
The Act of relations had ten articles significant
Supremacy done and the It also made as some of
changes they Elizabeth the changes
had made. She…

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treated the stood
Catholics and strong.
so she wanted
to create a
middle way
between the
two religions
that would
please
everyone
Elizabeth
herself was a
protestant, but
she liked that
Catholic colour
and image and
so her religious
settlement is
very much a
reflection of
her own
religion as…

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