-1537: Proclamation expelling Anabaptists were associated with extreme radicalism in Europe. -Act of Six articles, 1539 : Reaffirms traditional Catholic doctrine:-Transubstantiation-Permanence of religious vows-Clerical celibacy -Masses for the dead-Communion in one kind-Auricular confession -Denying any of these articles resulted in imprisonment or death.-Cramner was married, and sends his wife to the continent so that he would not be seen as in violation. -Henry wished to be an independent actor and not influenced by all those ideas around him. -William Tyndale, 1494-1536 complete the first 16 th century English bible. -By 1537 Henry was persuaded to authorize English copies of the Bible to every parish church. -By 1539 Henry encouraged parliament to pass a bill to The Act for the Advancement of True Religion. Owning an English bible was coordinated to social class. Servant or laborers were not allowed to read the bible. -The older Henry got the harder it was for him to prevent change. -By the mid 1540s there is an increasing push to cement reform and reforming practices in the church. Henry’s prevention is feeble.
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