Six Articles

(83 words)
  • Editors

Short Note This is a short note

Passed by the House of Lords under Henry VIII, this Act (known as the ‘whip with six strings’ for its severity) outlined six spiritual conditions of practised religion in England and Wales. The first article asserted the Catholic principle of transubstantiation at mass; anyone refusing this was burnt as a heretic. Refusal to adopt the other five Articles was punished by hanging. Henry hated Luther and the emerging branches of Protestantism in Europe, and the Six Articles were fashioned to suppress Protestant worship.

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. "Six Articles". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 June 2005
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1566, accessed 17 April 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion