The unique political situation of Henry

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The unique political situation of Henry's England made his country's religious  reformation similarly unique. Perhaps unwittingly, Henry catalyzed a reformation of  religious doctrine with his schism from Rome. Like the great majority of his traditionally  pious subjects, Henry remained committed to a doctrinal orthodoxy very much in line  with the teachings of the outlawed Roman Church. It was the political and legal  domination of the Papacy he expelled from England by naming himself Supreme Head  of the Church. It was never his intention to expel orthodox teachings on matters such as  Transubstantiation. Henry's violent persecutions of Protestants testifies as much. At the  same time, Henry's policies, secured a bright future for Protestantism in England,  though the Church establishment would remain very traditional in form. Outside England, the Reformation took a much more visibly partisan shape with the 
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