Pope Paul III excommunicates and deposes Henry VIII

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

Pope Paul III issues a further bull excommunicating and deposing Henry VIII, after he broke from the 'universal' Church of Rome by declaring his refusal to recognise the authority of the papacy in the Church of England.
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Editors. "Pope Paul III excommunicates and deposes Henry VIII". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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