Reformation Parliament in England

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : .

The Reformation Parliament was set up under Henry VIII to discuss and manage the divorce of the Church of England from the Church of Rome, following the Pope's disagreement with the king over his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. The Parliament was led by Henry's chief advisors, Thomas Cranmer and Thomas Cromwell (who was later executed). Several laws were passed that cemented the monarch's rule of the church, including the Submission of the Clergy, the Act in Restraint of Appeals, the Six Articles, and the Acts of Succession.

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Editors. "Reformation Parliament in England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 June 2005
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  1. Anglican Reformation 16th Century - Politics and Religion