Opposition and the fall of Cromwell

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Where did Cromwell's opposition come from?
A group of devout clerics like Bishop John Fisher and politicians of conscience such as Sir Thomas More
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What did the Treason Act mean in 1534?
That the reaction of the Crown would be seen to be proportionate and legally justified
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What was the key clause in the Treason Act?
Any person who attempted bodily harm, words or writing on the Queen (Anne Boleyn) and the heir (Elizabeth) was guilty of high treason-executed
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What else did the Act enforce?
People were forbidden to speak or write anything that might be critical of the king and its policies. Also obliged to swear oaths accepting the changed and pledging of their allegiance to the Crown. Cromwell was confident that the
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Who was the Holy Maid of Kent?
Elizabeth Barton, a nun from Kent who claimed she had religious visions/prophecies denouncing the king's attempt to get rid of Catherine of Aragon
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Why was her role so significant?
Acted as a focus for those who opposed the King
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When was she executed?
April 1534, after announcing "Henry should die a villains death"
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Who was John Fisher?
The Bishop of Rochester
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How was he opposed to Henry?
He spoke out in favour of the marriage with Henry and Catherine
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What was John Fisher's involvement with Elizabeth Barton?
He met her and didn't disclose her treasonous nature.
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What was John Fisher's involvement with Charles V?
Contacted Charles V encouraging him to intervene also encouraged him to invade England and remove Henry
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Why was he executed in 1535?
He refused to swear the Oath of Supremacy accepting th
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How was John Fishers situation made worse?
By Pope Paul II appointed him as a cardinal whilst he was locked in the tower.
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