Henry Viii Essay

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Henry VIII Essay By: Billy Atkinson Henry VIII ruled England for about 38 years. In that time, he changed his countries religion from Catholic to Protestant. He created the Anglican Religion. Henry VIII changed his country in the best interest of England and not for selfish reasons like many historians say. If he didn’t change the religion for the best interest of England, we would have a higher crime rate and England would be destroyed. The Catholic Church went from being a place where you can find God, to a place where people are executed and go against the laws of God and humanity. Henry VIII said “The people look to you for light and you bring them darkness. Amend these crimes and set forth Gods word truly or else I, whom God has appointed his high minister, will see these divisions extinct and the enormities corrected”. The Catholic Church decided to start controlling everyone in England. Don’t you think that no one should ever be able to kill someone or commit a terrible crime and get even with God by paying an indulgence to the Catholic Church? Well, the Catholic Church was actually selling indulgences to people who commit these horrid crimes. The Catholic Church was becoming greedy and was losing sight of the main importance of a Church which was to get closer to God. The Catholic Church had to be stopped before they came up with anything more terrible then selling indulgences. The man who first rebelled against the Catholic Church was a man named Martin Luther. He did this by creating the 95 Thesis. Thesis number 32 states that “Those who believe that, through letters of pardon indulgences, they are made sure of their own salvation, will be eternally damned along with their teachers”. The 95 Thesis were reasonable and fair to all of England, unlike the Catholic Churches new rules. Henry VIII thought of the idea to challenge the church from

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