Early Movements towards a Protestand England.
In 1529, the Reformation Parliament meets, acts are passed which reduce probate and mortuary fees. Many see this as the beginning of the end for Thomas Wolsey.
Thomas Cromwell joins Henry's council in 1530, he is an advocator or Protestantism.
In 1531, It is agreed that Henry can become the Head of the English Church as far as Christ's law will allow him to be.
1532 is a big year for religious based parliamentary acts. The Supplication of the Ordinaries is passed, which was a petition against Church courts and clerical jurisdiction into courts. The Act in Conditional Restraints of Annates was made. The fact that it was conditional, shows that government knew the move would be controversial.
In the same year, the Submission of the Clergy is passed, Thomas More was against this, and so resigned the same year.
Henry marries Anne secretly!
Cramner is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Act in Restraint of Appeals is introduced, it meant all appeals were tried in English courts rather than Rome.
Cranmer annuls the marriage between Henry and Catherine of Aragon.
Henry is excommunicated by the Pope.
Anne gives birth to a daughter, Elizabeth.
This was a year where Henry's court passed a vast amount of acts in the first parliamentary session.
Act in Absolute Restraint of Annates is finally introduced.
Henry forbids Papal dispensations.
The Succession act is passed.
The Second Parliamentary session introduces the following:
Act of Supremacy,
The Leading Cathusians, as well as Fischer and More are executed.
The Valor Ecclesiasticus is produced by Thomas Cromwell. It is a report from the royal visitations of the monasteries.
Big Trouble in Little England.
The 'lesser' monasteries are dissolved, providing Henry with great wealth.
The Ten Articles is published. It does not steer the country far from Catholicism at all.
Cromwell issues the first set of Royal Injunctions.
The Pilgrimage of Grace happened. It was a large scale rebellion of peasantry, they outnumbered the royal army, there was 30,000 of them compared to only 8,000 of Henry's troops. However, it's leaders such as Robert Aske, were keen to negotiate rather than fight, and so the rebellion is squandered.
In 1537 Bishop's Book is Published, Robert Aske is executed this same year.
The English Bible is produced and Cromwell issues the second set of royal injunctions.
Things Can Only Get Better? You'd be Wrong.
In 1538, The Act for the Dissolution of the Greater Monasteries is introduced. Monks everywhere have got nothing left.
In other news, The Act of Six Articles is introduced.