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Unformatted text preview: control of the English government. What he had created was then known as the Church of England, or the Anglican Church. With these actions he wed a woman whom he had lusted over, Anne Boleyn and the new laws stated her children by King Henry would be considered legitimate heirs to the throne. This separation from the papal authority by England is not really protestant in my mind. They still believed in the transubstantiation of the Body and Blood of Christ during Holy Eucharist, he still believed in oral confession of sins to a priest, and declared that vows of celibacy were not to be broken. To say that the Church of England is basically Catholic would be more correct than saying that Lutheranism or Calvinism is basically Catholic. Mostly because of the continuation of the aforementioned Catholic sacraments which are not included, and are in some cases even replaced, in traditional Protestant doctrines....
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