Papal commission to assess Henry VIII's marriage

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Historical Context Note

Cardinals Wolsey and Campeggio are charged by Pope Clement VII with a commission to establish a Legatine court in England. This will try the question of the validity of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
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Editors. "Papal commission to assess Henry VIII's marriage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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