Clement VII forbids lawyers from taking sides on Henry VIII's marriage

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Historical Context Note

Encouraged by Charles V, nephew to Catherine of Aragon, Pope Clement VII issues a bull forbidding any ecclesiastical judges and lawyers from speaking or writing on the question of Henry VIII's marriage. He moreover frustrates Henry's desires for a swift decision in the case, by suspending court proceedings until September.
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Editors. "Clement VII forbids lawyers from taking sides on Henry VIII's marriage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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