Reasons divorce was a problem. 1527-29

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Why was Charles V a problem?
He was Catherine's nephew. Also, Holy Roman Emperor and a powerful political figure. He held Pope Clement VII prisoner so he could not grant the annulment as this would disgrace Charles V
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How did Wolsey hope to deal with the matter?
Use his credentials as Cardinal and Papal Legate to call council of leading archbishops to pronounce on the divorce without Pope.
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Why didn't Wolsey's plan of calling council without the Pope work out?
Because the French cardinals were reluctant to play around and the pope was freed in December 1527.
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Why did Catherine have much support?
She had sympathy and was extremely loyal to the king. It looked as if she had been cast aside for a younger woman.
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Name some of Catherine's powerful supporters.
Bishop John Fisher, Thomas More and Charles V.
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When did Cardinal Campeggio arrive in England to hear the case?
October 1528.
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How long did the Blackfriars court proceedings last?
From March 1529- July 1529 with no conclusion made.
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What was the Treaty of Cambrai and how did it affect matters?
It confirmed the ascendancy of Charles in Italy and ensured Catherine's case would be revoked to Rome.W
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What was the Reformation Parliament?
It opened in November 1529 and the legislation that it passed was anti-clerical. Henry hoped to put pressure on Rome through the Probate, Pluralities and Mortuaries act and to threaten the pope.
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