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Henry VIII

Why did HenryVIII change setup his own religion?


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HenryVIII wanted to setup his own church because he didnt like the catholic pope's power and he didnt let Henry have a divorce with his wife, so Henry decided to setup his own church (protestant) and make himself superior head of all protestant churches.

Henry of course didn't set up his own religion! He opposed the Bishop of Rome in his attempt to achieve mastery over the Continental Church at that time . This was when Henry and the English Church told the pope that he was breaking the Canons of the early Church!