The Church of Henry VIII

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Title

The Church of Henry VIII

Subject

Reformation

Description

Henry VIII was king during the time of the reformation. Henry VIII broke away from the catholic church as the pope refused to grant him a divorce. This likely led to confusion in England’s beliefs in regards to religion. This text written by the king describes the practices that are to be upheld in the new Church of England. The image shows a table of contents section where the text goes to define and interpret the faith, the 10 commandments, prayers/hymns, amongst other details. It is interesting to note that the book itself is not very big, and can be held in the palms of your hands. This indicates that the text was meant for more common people rather than authorities like the church. Henry VIII likely used this text to gain more support in his new formed religion and break away cleanly from the Catholic church.

USC Archives & Special Collections: Call # BX5130 .N43 1543

Creator

Henry VIII

Source

A Necessary doctrine and erudition for any chrysten man, set furth by the kynges maiestye of Englande

Publisher

London in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthelet

Date

1543

Contributor

Yash Damania

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Files

HenryVIII Book.jpg

Citation

Henry VIII, “The Church of Henry VIII,” Early Modern Europe @ USC , accessed August 23, 2017, http://uscearlymodern.omeka.net/items/show/33.