The Acts of the Reformation Parliament

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Act in Restraint of Appeals - 1533
Put a stop to all appeals in testmentary (wills), matrimony and tithes going to Rome. These cases would now be heard in ecclesiastical courts in England. Crafted carefully by Cromwell to block Catherine of Aragons appeal.
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Act of Supremacy - 1533
Conformation of Henry as Head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
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Act in Restraint of Annates - 1534
This Act disallowed the payments of 'First Fruits and Tenths' from going to Rome. They would go to the crown instead. It also laid down the procedure for the election of bishops and abbots.
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Act Concerning Peter's Pence and Dispensations - 1534
This confirmed earlier changes and placed the appointment of bishops wholly in the monarch's hands. This also abloished the payment's of 'Peter's Pence' to Rome.
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Act of Succession - 1534
This put the heirs of Henry and Anne above all others. To question this became a treasonable offence. Every adult in the land had to swear an oath agreeing to this.
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Act for Submission of the Clergy - 1534
This took away the right for the Convocation to assemble without a royal licence.
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Treason Act - 1535
This was a formidable piece of legislation which made it an offence to desire in any way to harm the king, the queen or her heir apparent. This, if used frequently would have given Henry something very close to absolute power.
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Act Extinguishing the Authority of the Bishop of Rome - 1536
Just in case anything had been missed, this made sure that any loopholes were dealt with, From this point onwards, Henry could be sure that complete control of the church was his.
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Conformation of Henry as Head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Act of Supremacy - 1533

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This Act disallowed the payments of 'First Fruits and Tenths' from going to Rome. They would go to the crown instead. It also laid down the procedure for the election of bishops and abbots.

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This confirmed earlier changes and placed the appointment of bishops wholly in the monarch's hands. This also abloished the payment's of 'Peter's Pence' to Rome.

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This put the heirs of Henry and Anne above all others. To question this became a treasonable offence. Every adult in the land had to swear an oath agreeing to this.

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