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Thomas Cromwell's 1531 appointment to the inner ring of the king's council signified the  start of a political revolution in England, though Henry VIII himself was likely unaware of  its nature. It was Cromwell who suggested first to Henry that he break all ties with Rome  in 1532, and it was he who engineered, with Henry's sanction, some of the greatest  political changes in sixteenth century England. 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, 
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