One of the reasons why Henry broke from the Roman Church was because... The reason Henry VIII wanted to break from Rome was that he wanted an annulment with his wife Catherine of Aragon because she could not bare him a male heir. However, the Pope would not allow Henry to get divorced. Henry then decided to break with Rome and make a new religion called Protestant in which he was Head of The Church Of England. Anyone who disputed him being head of the church were either dismissed from office, imprisoned or executed.
And being a strong believer in the Divine Right of Kings, Charles didn’t realize the body's authority and offered absolutely no defense. A tribunal voted 68 to 67 against him and Charles I was beheaded on 30 January 1649 at the banqueting house in Whitehall. There were many reasons for Charles I’s beheading but I think a huge contributor to this event was the religious differences. He decided to marry a Catholic women, Henrietta Maria of France. They worried that the Princess might have had an influence on her husband and perhaps get him to change his religion to Catholic and because she was catholic and at the time England was protestant she also came from a family that believed in complete and utter monarchy.
Within the public intensions the king wanted to bring the clergymen into the sphere of his subjects. Clergymen of England were under the influence of the Pope, and saw the king as a second leadership figure. The Monasteries were also an outdated system that needed to be changed, for the better according to Henry VIII. The Dissolution would also show if the monasteries were suitable to serve as hospitals and as educational centres for the people of England. However, Henry and Cromwell had their own private intensions to dissolve the monasteries.
In 1533 he married Ann and divorced Catherine. Anyone who refused to recognise Henry as the Head of the Church was executed. After Henry had made himself Supreme Head of the Church he decided to close down the monasteries. The monks and priests had given their obedience to the Pope so Henry doubted their loyalty. Also the monasteries were incredibly wealthy.
Instead, females were a treaty maker between countries by marrying them off meaning England would not be invaded by that country. Since the Roman-Catholic Church would not allow divorces, Henry created a new church that he could divorce in. According to the church, Henry’s marriage was illegal. This is because he had married the widow of his brother, Arthur. Because Catherine was the wife of his brother, and only gave Henry a daughter, this meant she was illegitimate.
Firstly, Catherine of Aragon played a vital role in delaying the annulment from Henry because her links to Charles meant that Charles himself could intervene with the annulment. Also, after the Sacking of Rome in 1527, Pope Clement VII was taken prisoner and was really acting under Charles’ orders. Due to these circumstances, Catherine of Aragon used Charles V to delay the annulment for as long as she could. In Source 1, this is clearly shown in the words, “But that Charles was Catherine’s nephew”. From this I can infer that due to Catherine’s links to Charles, Catherine could use Charles to block or delay the annulment from Henry.
The origins of rebellion arose when people in England opposed Mary’s catholic standing and were worrying over the possible return of papal authority over England, since mary’s coronation was in 1553 she quickly placed people of catholic standing in positions within the kingdom, including many positions in the privy council the most influential body within the government. This quick changeover within England is arguably what caused the Wyatt rebellion as it made the people feel anxious of the possible threat of going back to a papal authority, this can be reinforced by the following source ‘and yet thhe it be said in counsel as to my friend, we mind only the restitution of God’s word, but no words!’qhich was written by wyatts son showing us that Wyatt was rebelling to the threat Mary posed to religion, but it can also be inferred that although this was his motive he felt that this reason wasn’t acceptable to cause a greater enough rebellion to remove Mary from the throne so he says that they should use a different reason, as generally it can be argued that Mary’s catholic influence across England were relatively popular, possibly why the rebellion was shown little support. There
In 1216 the Barons of England rebelled against King John, the Barons rebelled for a number of reasons, they include the trust between the King and the Barons, how John increased the taxes, the church and the rule breaking of the Magna Carta, some of the reasons were caused at the beginning of John’s reign, known as long term causes, and some of King John’s poor decisions triggered the rebellion, known as short term causes. One imperative reason that supports the fact why the Barons rebelled against King John was the fact that he did not ask their advice, a good King should always listen to the advice of the Barons. Instead he preferred to listen to the advice of foreign advisers such as Gerard d’ Athee. This annoyed the Barons and made them choose to not abide by the King. Consequently when he asked the Barons to provide an army to win back his land in France they refused.
The publication of Luther’s German translation of the New Testament in 1523 democratized religion. This was one of Luther’s motives for his beliefs in Germany, for everyone to read and place the Bible front and center as an act of Christian worship. King Henry VIII was the king of England and when his personal matter of wanting to get divorced became a political issue, a huge break with Rome resulted. His motive was to divorce Queen Catherine for no other reason than that of lust for another woman. Henry VIII, having earned the title “Defender of Faith” for a pinning response to Luther’s attacks on the sacraments, had no interest in religious reform, whereas Martin Luther did.
No way can a woman rule this country, No no no! *Henry stomps out* Catherine: No but please forgive me!!!! * walks out sobbing sadly Henry wanted to divorce Catherine but the Pope in Rome disagrees. So Henry separated from Rome and made his own Church of England. He made Protestantism the official religion of England and gave up on Catholicism.