Why did Henry VIII become king?


Why did Henry VIII become king?

Henry VIII:

King Henry VIII is probably most famous for his many marriages in his attempts to produce a male heir. Henry VIII separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church in order to grant himself a divorce from his first wife.

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Henry VIII: The Anglican Church


Chapter 13 / Lesson 9

Learn about the history of the Church of England, from the earliest days of Catholicism in the Roman Empire. Discover the causes of the separation of the Anglican Church from the Roman Catholic Church, and the role of Henry VIII in instituting this division. Explore the laws that limited the authority of the Pope in England during the Reformation.

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