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At the same time, obedience to the authority of the Roman Church was made treason,  punishable by death. Sir Thomas More, who had resigned the chancellorship in 1532  because he could no longer support conscientiously Henry's schismatic actions, was  executed for treason in June 1535. Bishop John Fisher was also executed that summer,  along with six monks and several other priests who would not swear loyalty to the new  regime. Catholics looked upon these men as saintly martyrs. Henry later proved equally  cruel to Protestants, having a number of them burned at the stake for heresy. 1536 brought the dissolution of Catholic monastaries throughout England. Henry  ordered that the vast tracts of land owned by Catholic bishops and by the religious  communities be taken over by the new regime, and the lands were handed over both to 
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  • bishop john fisher, England. Henry, saintly martyrs. Henry, death. Sir Thomas, Catholic monks. Henry, newly named Church

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