Motives for Henry's Annulment


Break with Rome

England distancing themselves from the Pope and the Catholic Church

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Causes of the Break with Rome

Role of Anne Boleyn

Henry's desire for a male heir

Henry's own conscience

Henry's need to increase revenue

Henry's desire for more power

State of the Church and Reformist ideas - Protestant faiths Lutherans

By 1527, Henry wanted to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, after 18 years of marriage

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Wanted to end his marriage as he believed that it was against God's will- Leviticus Argument

He wanted a new wife who would provide him with an heir 

He had fallen in love with Anne Boleyn

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