Oxford University narrowly votes in favour of the King's divorce (29 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

In 1529, Thomas Cranmer had persuaded Henry VIII to ask the opinions of the English universities on the question of his proposed divorce. Now Oxford University narrowly votes in favour.

Citation:
Editors. "Oxford University narrowly votes in favour of the King's divorce". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14442, accessed 03 December 2016.]