To what extent was Henry VIII desire for a son the main cause of his break…
To what extent was Henry VIII desire for a son the main cause of his break from Rome?
Henry - strong king
Strong Catholic faith
Prays 3 times a day
he wrote a book about religion
given the title "defender of the faith"
Pope was very supportive of Henry
Born 1491 - Died 1547
Became King 1509
Married Catherine Aragon 1509
One daughter - Mary
1533 - Divorces Catherine - Annulled
Anne Boleyn - marries in secret
Reason for breaking because of the need for a son
The dilema of a boy
The fundamental need for a male heir to the throne
He feel in love / Anne Boleyn
Catherine of Aragon was 47 years old and could no longer have children.
Henry only has one daughter.
Daughter was thought to be weaker than a son.
Other reasons for breaking from Rome
1533 . Henry separates England from the Catholic Church
10% of peasants harvests
Took all the golden statues and works of art out of the churches,
Reformed , improved, the churches
The ideas of Martin Luther were very positive
Latin to English
Some people liked Henry-s idea
Relationship to the Catholic Church
Once titled "defender" of the Catholic church, Henry's personal circumstances would drive him to break his Catholic ties and found the Church of England.