In 1534, Henry VIII wanted to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, so that he could marry his new love, Anne Boleyn. Catherine of AragonAnne Boleyn
At this time, England was a Catholic country and the Pope would not allow Henry VIII to divorce Catherine of Aragon. Catholics believe that marriage is for life.
Therefore, Henry VIII set up the Church of England, with himself as the leader. All Church officials had to swear their allegiance to Henry VIII. This was known as the REFORMATION. Thus ANGLICANISM was born.
When Henry became king in 1509, the church in England was as follows: Head of the Church: the Pope, based in Rome Church services: all were held in Latin Prayers: all said in Latin Bible: written in Latin Priests: not allowed to marry
By the death of Henry in 1547, the church in England was as follows : Head of the Church : the King Church services : held in Latin Prayers: most said in Latin. The "Lord’s Prayer" was said in English Bible: written in English Priests: not allowed to marry.
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