But, Anne was Henry’s second wife which has never been a “normal” thing. Henry had changed England’s religion from Catholicism to the Church of England (Protestant) and put himself at the head of the church. He did this so he could divorce Catherine of Aragon, and marry Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII did this multiple times, six to be exact. Later in time his oldest daughter, Mary, married.
Furthermore, Elizabeth had her arrested. After 19 years in custody, Mary was tried and executed for treason for her involvement in three plots to assassinate Elizabeth, and probably also because she was a Catholic. I think Elizabeth did well as a queen to do the right thing and execute her as she could have been killed. However, I personally think she did not have enough evidence to kill her off. The protestant people would have thought Elizabeth did well as she had got rid of the main focus when it came to the Catholic plot and it was good that Elizabeth had the courage to deal with this problem despite the fact that Mary Queen of Scots was actually her cousin.
Joan of Arc claimed to have been inspired by divine visions and voices, beginning in her teens, to save France from the English and their Burgundian allies. She lead the French military on many successful campaigns against the invading English, and had ‘The Dauphin’ crowned as King Charles VII in Paris in July 1429. However when she was captured in battle and handed over to the English, they used her unorthodox claims to try her as a Heretic at Rouen, the center of English rule in France. There are several primary sources presented to us about the trial of Joan of Arc, from the manuscript of an anonymous author written in 1500, to a letter written by Joan herself along with extracts of the transcript of the trial. From each of these we can see the great positive impact of a person claiming to have been influenced by the divine if they are to be believed.
During Mary’s reign, she killed a number of Protestants as a result of them resisting her Catholic rule. Her motives to persecute Protestants were a combination of political, personal and religious reasons. Mary’s fundamental reasons for persecuting Protestants were religious. She was a devout Roman Catholic raised by her Catholic mother Catherine of Aragon, however, as she grew up, England and Wales were undergoing a Protestant reformation. Mary believed that it was her duty to restore the true faith and the true Church.
During the next few years, Henry fell in love with Anne, and in May 1527, he decided to divorce Catherine, in order to marry Anne. Not only could he find love with Anne, but she might also give him the son that he so desired, and what was the most important factor to Henry. David Starkey – The Reign of Henry VII - ‘It was Anne’s very unwomanishness that made her so effective... she was one
The St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre was instigated by the French Wars of Religion, the Peace of Saint-Germain-en-laye, and the religion crossing wedding of Henry of Navarre and Margaruite de Valois. The conflicts escalated to war fare after an attempted assassination of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny was made. Catherine de’ Medici was the Queen of France from 1547-1559 until King Henry died, along with his heir, making her ten year old son Charles IX king. Catherine continued to rule until August of 1563 when Charles IX declared his majority, but she still ruled through her son (Britannica). Catherine
Joan of Arc In Domremy, France, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romee. During Joan’s childhood, France was divided because King Henry V of England defeated the French at Agincourt after he had successfully invaded France. This made the country very divided and weak. When Joan turned twelve, she started to have visions. She felt that God’s voice was telling her to renew the French nation.
King Henry VIII of England was at first opposed to Luther’s ideas, but when he broke with the Roman Catholic Church in the 1530s, he supported Protestantism. When he died and his daughter Mary took over the throne in 1553, she persecuted many Protestants trying to restore England to Catholicism because she was a devout Catholic, (John H. Ratliff, page 4). In 1558 Elizabeth I succeeded Mary restoring order to England. Elizabeth being a Protestant queen only intensified problems with Spain. This lead to problems between Catholic Spain and
By 1527 Henry VIII had decided to divorce Catherine of Aragon, leading to the Reformation and the greatest crisis of his reign. Historians disagree on Henry’s fundamental desire for a divorce, the trigger for the reformation, and thus the multiple factors of the actual reformation are even more disputed. Due to the fraught political situation in Europe, which resulted in Charles V isolating and controlling the Pope, Henry was unable to gain the divorce through the Catholic Church and so was forced to consider other means by 1529. Attempting to pressurise the Pope through Parliament and by sentencing Cardinal Wolsey, his representative, to death, Henry was still unable to achieve the desired effect and thus began his attack on the Church. He reduced clerical privileges and, by charging the clergy with Praemunire, he undermined their power as representatives of the Pope in order to strengthen his own.
This essay will battle to find out the discovery to whether or not abortion should be legal in developing countries. India has been legal since the year 1971. Before 1971, The Indian penal code has been legislated during 1980, the British law declared that induced abortion is to be illegal in the country. Induced abortion should be illegal because women are deliberately killing their child and causing a miscarriage. The women who took abortions were confined for up to seven years and had to pay a fine.