The Break with Rome 1

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Henry's Annulment

  • At the time Henry had no reason to believe that papal approval for his proposed marriage annulment would not be avaliable
  • Henry believed his marriage with Catherine violated divine law
  • He based his case on scripture, using verses from 'Leviticus' (A book of the old Testament) that prohibited marriage to one's dead brother
  • Henry and his supporters thought this was a clear cut case
  • The papal dispensation that had allowed Henry to marry Catherine in the first place was invalid as it violated divine law and was therefore beyond the authority of Rome


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