Petition to Henry VIII about severity of the church courts

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Historical Context Note

In the English Parliament, MPs attack ecclesiastical legislation and jurisdiction, in a wave of protests that culminates, on 18th April, in the Supplication of the Ordinaries. This is a petition to Henry VIII that complains of of the severity of the church courts in heresy cases.
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Editors. "Petition to Henry VIII about severity of the church courts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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  1. Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion