Becca MillsonoThe people’s growing anger is central to an understanding of the English Reformation. o1529-1536:oThe king severed all ties with pope, seized church lands, and dissolved many monasteries. oMarch 1534: Act of Supremacy announced that the king is the supreme head of England. This made property holders acquire a vested interest in Protestantism. o1539: Publication of the first Bible in English- before had only been available in Latin, and convinced people that Henry had not reformed English Church. o1547: oHenry dies.oEngland enters a period of acute political and religious instability. oEdward VI, Henry’s son from third wife, Jane Seymour, came to throne but was a child and sickly.oMilitant Protestants insisted Church remove every trace of Catholic origins. oMary I, Henry’s eldest daughter, vowed to return England to the pope in 1553. oUnder Queen Mary:oHundreds of Protestants were executed; others scurried off to the safety of Geneva and Frankfurt, where they absorbed most radical Calvinist doctrines. oInadvertently advanced the cause of Calvinism by creating so many Protestant martyrs. o1558: She dies. oBook of Martyrs (1563) became most popular book and the Marian exiles served the Elizabethan church, remaining Calvinist. Depicted sufferings of English dissenters under Queen mary.