Henry VIII becomes Head of the Church in England

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Historical Context Note

Parliament recognises Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church in England. Archbishop Warham leads the English clergy in a plea to be pardoned for the offence of praemunire, namely placing the Pope's authority above that of the King. They are forced to pay Henry a fine totalling £118,840.
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Editors. "Henry VIII becomes Head of the Church in England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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