Day 4 The throne in Europe

Day 4 The throne in Europe - Henry VIII was born a Catholic...

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Henry VIII was born a Catholic and raised a Catholic and has no intention of turning to Protestant. His major problem was that he only has one living heir to the throne and needed a male heir. Catherine of Aragon had only one daughter, Mary. She became too old to have more children, thus Henry VIII fell in love with Ann Boleyn. Ann refused to become his mistress unless they were married, so Henry decided that a divorce from Catherine was the best idea. In 1534 Henry declared himself head of the English church. Ann was already pregnant, and Henry was hoping it was a boy. Many of Henry’s countrymen followed him in his direction to take over the church. They liked it even more when Henry began to sell away the land which monasteries once stood. Edward VI (1547-53) became the heir to the throne. However, he later became ill and died at a very young age. The throne was then moved to Mary, and thus England went from a Protestant country back to a Catholic one. Mary I married King Phillip II of Spain which worried English men that she would
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HIST 1003 taught by Professor Zucker during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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