The break with Rome part 2 (3)

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1532 Act in Conditional Restraint of Annates


  • Henry still did not have his divorce and he knew that if he demanded his clergy to pronounce it, Catherine would appeal to Rome
  • As the Commons discussed the legislative powers of the Church, the Lords considered the Bill of Annates
  • Annates - the payments made by bishops to the Pope on taking up their place, at the rate of 1/3 their annual income
  • Annates were the papacy's main source of income from Henry's kingdom, and thei proposed abolition was likely to cause distress in Rome
  • Henry knew that the Pope may retaliate by refusing to offer 'Papal bulls' (legal…


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