The most significant political motions in Henry

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The most significant political motions in Henry's break with Rome were, first, the  passage through the House of Commons of the Supplication against the Ordinaries, or  the Submission of the Clergy in 1532, and, second, the March 1533 restraint of all legal  appeals to Rome. The Commons' Supplication, received enthusiastically by Henry,  overthrew the constitutional independence of the Church and described the king as the  "supreme legislator" in the realm. The Act of Appeals, largely the work of Cromwell,  stated the following in its preamble: "This realm of England is an Empire, and so hath  been accepted in the world, governed by one Supreme Head and King having the  dignity and royal estate of the imperial Crown of the same." In other words, England,  along with her king, was absolutely independent and owed no allegiance to any other  figure or body, religious or political, on earth. In January 1535, Henry named Cromwell his Viceregent, giving him the sort of political 
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