Henry VIII

Movement English Reformation
Born London, 1491
Died London, 1547
Significance Henry VIII reigned as King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He married Catherine of Aragon, his brother's widow, in 1509. Because she was unable to produce a male heir, he sought an annullment from Pope Clement VII which was refused. Thus, in 1534 the Act of Supremacy declared Henry the Supreme Head of the Church in England.
Works The Act of the Six Articles
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