to the Anglican Church: Two faiths - one was founded by
Christ, the other by a serial killer. You figure out why Rome
won't let you share Holy Communion.
of an article in The Daily Catholic (2001)
and the Reformation - clear, well explained
Henry broke with the Pope, and he dissolved the monasteries, but he was not
He only broke with the Pope so he could divorce Katherine of Aragon and
marry Anne Boleyn, and he dissolved the monasteries simply to
get their wealth.
Towards the end of his reign he passed measures known as the Six Articles
which persecuted Protestants as much as Mary ever did.
- to help him in his fight against the Roman Catholic Church -
Henry had to seek help from the Protestants.
Thomas Cromwell (his Chancellor) and Thomas Cranmer (his
Archbishop of Canterbury) were Protestants, and during Henry's
reign the Bible was translated into English.
son Edward was given Protestant teachers and brought up as a
protestant, and Henry's last wife, Catherine Parr, was a
Henry's reign, Protestantism grew in England.
title page of the Great Bible of Henry VIII, published
in 1540. At the top, God
smiles on Henry VIII as he gives the English Bible to
Archbishop Cranmer on his right and to Thomas Cromwell on his
the bottom left, a
preacher explains it to the people, who shout "Long live
the king' and 'God save the king'. At the
bottom right is a prison, for anyone who is not delighted!.