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Tudor Religious Reform Revision Notes:

Henry VIII-Significant Religious Reforms:
Henry VIII is mainly remembered as the English monarch who broke
with the Roman Catholic Church. However, Henry had only ever
been attracted to the Protestant doctrine in a limited way.

Between 1530-1534 Henry tried to get the Pope's permission for…

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This act did have a large contribution of getting rid of Catholicism
as monasteries were very large Catholic institutions where
prayers for the dead were said (Catholic belief) and also that
provided medical care, education and places to stay. Once the
monasteries had been dissolved, it would be very difficult…

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reaffirmed. Clerical marriage, which had crept in, was condemned
and vows of chastity were now held to be unbreakable. The Act of
Six Articles seemed to limit any further reform and instead, undo
all of Henry's recent religious reforms and policies.
Also under this act heresy became a crime. This…

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Also in 1549, the first Book of Common Prayer was introduced
which began to introduce Protestant ideas into the church of
England but it was more of a compromise between the two
religions.
1552-The Second Book of Common Prayer was introduced. This
included the following:
Altars were abolished and replaced…

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However, this was actually not the case. The senior nobility were
divided over many religious issues; however they all were united
about the Royal Supremacy. This is because the break from Rome
and the establishment of monarchical power as being supreme in
England was, by this point, an accepted way…

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November 1554-Pole arrived back in England. This was significant
as he had remained in the safety of Catholic Europe while the
initial reforms occurred. Therefore, it is assumed that he must
have felt that it was safe to return to England as the Papal
Legate.

Also in this month, Parliament…

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Elizabeth I-Significant Religious Changes:
Elizabeth was a hugely popular Queen, and she is still remembered
a great Queen. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne
Boleyn. Elizabeth herself was a protestant and had been brought
up and educated as one. However, she did like the Catholic colour
and…

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