Court of King's Bench prosecutes the entire clergy of England

(52 words)
  • Editors

Short Note This is a short note

Henry VIII advances his break with Rome and purges the memory of Cardinal Wolsey by an extraordinary show-trial. In the Court of King's Bench, he brings legal proceedings against the entire clergy of England, on the grounds that they all violated the statutes of provisors and praemunire in recognising Wolsey's legatine authority.

Short notes under 150 words are freely available to all users, but to consult all other articles in the Literary Encyclopedia, you must be logged in as a subscriber. To read about subscribing click here.


Citation:
Editors. "Court of King's Bench prosecutes the entire clergy of England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14457, accessed 17 April 2014.]