Henry also wanted more power because he wanted Europe to know that England is a powerful country and he wanted a son because he thought that men were more powerful than women. He got more power buy being famous for marrying six wives and spiting from the church. Edward VI Edward born in 1537 was a very smart educated boy and was interested in politics and things like that (I personally don’t know why). So he decides to change the church to his liking. The first thing he did was change the prayers books into English, the he abolished the Catholic Mass and was replaced with the Holy Communion, he turned Church interiors plain and simple, he told priests to wear plain clothing, he said priests couldn’t get married, he said you couldn’t buy your way to heaven and finally traditions were banned such as Christmas.
In source 4 we also learn that much must have depended on diplomatic relations with Maximilian and Ferdinand, however Henry’s allies proved unfaithful and unreliable. Source 4, is written by a member of the Government of England. The government is who Henry and Wolsey would go to for Money for these situations. The Government did not like how much Money Henry kept asking for so this could have been reflected in Keith Randall’s report. Henry spent 1.4 millions pounds on fighting wars between 1511-25 and this set England back a far way.
This was resented in Germany because it seemed hard to obtain salvation and live a spiritual life when the representatives of Christianity were dishonest. The problems with the papacy were numerous; the Popes did not set a good example. To become Pope technically you have to be elected but wealthy Italian families, such as the Borgias and Medicis, gained the position through bribery. They were politicians who wanted to increase their family fortunes and not be a spiritual leader. For example, Alexander VI was a Borgia who gained his position by bribing of the College of Cardinals.
Shehab Amin How important was Buckingham in the breakdown of relations 1625-29? Between the years 1625 and 1629 Charles’ favourite the Duke of Buckingham had a huge influence on English politics, the breakdown of relations between Crown and Parliament can be said to be because of how he used this power directly, for example the military failures at this time and relations with France, which he was directly behind. But as a separate point of conflict was religion, the rise of Armenianism. Other factors however such as tonnage & poundage, did cause problems with Charles but again without Buckingham these wouldn’t have been major points of conflict. In 1625 Buckingham decided England needed a new ally in Europe in France after the failure of the Spanish match, they could see diplomatic advantages, France was becoming worried about the successes of the Hapsburg Spanish and might be persuaded to take part against them.
These were people who protested against the Catholic church. They felt the Pope had too much power and control over England. They also complained that the Catholic church was corrupt - shown by the wealthy monasteries. Henry did not really agree with all the complaints against the Catholic church, but was determined to have a male heir. Henry used Parliament to push through his changes.
Simony was the buying and selling of anything considered spiritual (Miller 15). He believed that the appointments of church leaders by kings, in this case Henry IV, was an act of simony because the men that the kings were closest to were granted offices. Pope Gregory VII felt that this was a heresy in the church and the ability to appoint men to high positions should be stripped of the kings and emperors powers. During the reform, the holiness of kings was more directly attacked by the reformers who insisted that kings were only men, like all men (Miller 5) which helped Gregory VII find a backing for his revolt against the
Henry VIII believed that it was necessary to have a male heir so that he could make sure that the Tudor dynasty survived throughout generations. Henry’s wife, Catherine of Aragon had given him a daughter, Mary, but no son. Regrettably, she had numerous miscarriages and it was apparent that the chances of her giving birth to a son were very slim. As a result of his strong passion for a male offspring, he was determined to divorce Catherine and marry somebody else. Nevertheless, only the Pope, who was the head of the Church, could give him this.
Luther wrote the “95 Theses” because he saw that the church was doing wrong and he decided that it should be changed. But King Henry VIII only formed the Church of England only to divorce his wife so he could have a son. One man fought for he thought was right and the other did out of selfishness. Even though many man and women do things like they mean well their motives may say otherwise. They could it out of love the need to be free or they could do it out of hate selfishness witch doesn’t make it
He is also proud that his knights who carry advertisements will influence people in a way that the Church cannot control: “This would undermine the Church. I mean would be a step toward that. Next, education—next, freedom —and then she would begin to crumble” (85). However, Christianization of the Anglo Saxon kingdoms did not start until the end of the sixth century. Therefore, Catholicism was by no means recognized as the main religion during King Arthur’s time.
The Catholic Church did not want to be responsible for funding the Inquisition. The Inquisition was funded by the royal treasury but this was not sufficient and so they began using the money obtained from people’s property to fund the Inquisition. The church thought it would be best to take people’s property instead of taking people’s lives. This affected families throughout Spain. If a father was accused of something his whole family will suffer with him.