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Reformation, Elizabethan England

I believe the Protestant Reformation started in England under King Henry VIII, who wanted a marriage annulment. This led to a confrontation with the Pope.

Later, Mary was Sovereign and also a Catholic, so some Protestants were persecuted.

Later still, Elizabeth I became Sovereign and instituted the anti-Jesuit acts, 1585 also known as:

27 Elizabeth, Cap. 2 , 27th Regnal Year, chapter 2.

Here’s a link to the text:

Act Against Jesuits and Seminarists,

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/ENGref/er85.html

 

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Written by meditationatae

November 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Posted in History

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  1. According to Wikipedia, Henry VIII was succeeded by the Protestant Edward VI; however, Edward fell terminally ill and died at 15. This led to a contest for the succession to Edward VI:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_VI_of_England

    meditationatae

    November 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm

  2. Jane Seymour was the third wife of Henry VIII, and the mother of
    Edward VI:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Seymour

    Women’s Lib? Nah. Had to wait 400 years …
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn

    meditationatae

    November 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm


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