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In England, the Reformation began with the King! King Henry VIII –The king who had six wives… He wants a SON!

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1 In England, the Reformation began with the King! King Henry VIII –The king who had six wives… He wants a SON!

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3 Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon, Henry's first wife. Catherine, a Princess of Spain, was married to Henry for many years. Her determination to stay married to Henry, in the face of his desire for Anne Boleyn, would change the course of history forever. Anne BoleynAnne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Henry fell passionately in love with Anne while married to Catherine of Aragon. He waited several years to marry Anne, but, ironically, lost his desire for her once she became his Queen. Jane SeymourJane Seymour, Henry's beloved third Queen. Gentle, capable Jane gave Henry his long-awaited male heir after one year of marriage. Sadly, she gave her life to do so. Anne of ClevesAnne of Cleves, Henry's fourth wife. This German princess served as Queen for only a few months before she and Henry agreed to divorce by mutual consent. Katherine HowardKatherine Howard, Henry's fifth wife. Henry's marriage to this sensuous teenager brought him brief happiness, but ended in tragedy. Katherine ParrKatherine Parr, Henry's sixth Queen. This intelligent, loyal, forward-thinking Renaissance woman outlived three husbands, including Henry, and went on to finally marry the man of her choice.

4 Protestantism Spreads to England 1509 – Henry VIII becomes king at the age of 17 –Devout Catholic –Protested against Luther’s idea –Became the title “Defender of the Faith” By 1525 – only had 1 child – daughter Mary –Wanted a male heir –Fell in love with Anne Boleyn –Wanted marriage to Catherine annulled –Pope says no (Charles V is Catherine’s nephew) doesn’t want to upset him

5 The Reformation in England Taking over the Church –Henry is angry over this and takes control of the church himself –Names Thomas Cranmer new archbishop who annuls his marriage to Catherine Church of England –Henry changed rituals of church very little –Many Catholics are upsets –Closed Catholic monasteries, convents, distributed much of land to nobles and Anglican Church (His Church) –This built more public support for split from Catholic Church –Has a daughter Elizabeth with Anne –Makes himself the “Supreme Head of Church of England” After Henry VIII –Third wife, Jane Seymour gave England male heir, Edward VI –1547, Edward VI took throne, age 9 –Protestantism gained more ground under guidance of his guardians –Edward died young; sister, Mary became queen of England

6 After Edward VI Queen Mary I or “Bloody Mary” –Raised Catholic like her mother Catherine of Aragon –Reestablished the Catholic Church in England. –She killed many protestants and had approximately 300 heretics burned at the stake Queen Elizabeth I (Ends the House of Tudor) –Wants to stabilize England (1547 – 1558: 3 rulers with three different ideas) –Raised Protestant –1559 – Supremacy Act. Split England from Rome, but she didn’t make herself head of church

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