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HenryVIII_problems - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon...

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Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon from Spain soon after becoming King. In those days monarchs did not marry for love. They usually married an important person chosen by their parents. Princess Catherine had been chosen by Henry's father because England and Spain had an alliance with each other. Henry and Catherine got on quite well for a time, and in 1516 they had a daughter, Mary. Henry wanted a son to become king when he died. Henry did not fall out with Catherine, but after 20 years of marriage he had some serious thinking to do. Henry began to think about his marriage with Queen Catherine. At that time the only religion allowed in England was Roman Catholicism. The head of the Roman Catholics was the pope, who lived in Rome. People were not permitted to divorce in the Roman Catholic religion. Henry was king of a powerful country, but he was in a difficult position. He was also running out of money. What were Henry’s main problems?
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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