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How was the English Reformation different from the other reformations? Why was it unique?The English Reformation was a different reformation than those going on in the rest of Europe, ittook a somewhat different direction than its continental counterpart. It was the series of events inthe 16thcentury England by which the Church of England first broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. In England, the leading force for reform was the king Henry VIII, who ascended the throne in 1509, actually ridded of Roman Catholicism as the official religion in England. Henry VIII now had control over church doctrines and the English Reformation was rooted in politics and divorce was created making it unique. Henry VIII was the King of England and his desire to annul his marriage led to a conflict with the pope, England’s break with the Roman Catholic Church, and its embrace of Protestantism. Although the pope’s refusal to grant Henry his divorce, it was a factor.