Asked in History, Politics & SocietyHistory of EnglandMonarchyHenry VIII
Why did Henry broke with rome?
October 03, 2010 7:01PM
The reason why Henry break from Rome was because of three main reasons.
Reason 1:He needed to have a boy to take his throne when he passes away. He married his dead brothers wife, Catherine of Aragon and hoped she would bring him a baby boy. Unfortunately, Catherine gave birth to a girl, Mary. Henry needed a divorce.
Reason 2: He needed money so he took all the unnecessary, but valuable statues in the church, melted them down and that gave him some more money.
Reason 3: The protestant believed the priest were cheating the poor out of their money.
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