Supporters of Henry VIII's Divorce

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  • 1529 = produced document defending the arguement for divorce
  • Recieved patronage from the Boleyns
  • was able to offer challenges to the power of the pope due to his high intellect and ability to select biblical and historical passages
  • provided historical precedent showing a king in the past who recieved annulment from a bishop without reference to Rome --> 'Collectanea Statis Caposia'
  • declared Henry & Catherines marriage null and void
  • married Henry & Anne


  • leading figure amongst those who suggested Henry make himself head of the English church
  • Act in Restraint of Appeals to Rome was…


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