Henry VIII and the English Reformation Explained

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 26 October 2023

Did you know that the Protestant Reformation started in England because the king wanted a divorce? This video is all about the establishment of the Protestant Church of England by Henry VIII in the 16th century, best known as the English Reformation.

The English Reformation began with Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) and continued in stages over the rest of the 16th century CE. The process witnessed the break away from the Catholic Church headed by the Pope in Rome. The Protestant Church of England was thus established and the English monarch became its supreme head. Other consequences included the dissolution of the monasteries, the abolition of the Mass, the use of the English language in services and in the Bible used, the replacement of altars with communion tables, and a general doing away of the more decorative and showy elements of Catholicism both within services and the churches themselves.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:47 What is the English Reformation?
2:01 Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn
3:18 The Establishment of the Protestant Church of England
6:25 The Reformation in Full Swing
8:13 The Reformation Under Edward VI
9:23 Reformation Reversal Under Queen Mary I
11:02 Queen Elizabeth I and the Protestant Reformation
13:24 Outro

— WANT TO KNOW MORE? —
English Reformation
https://www.worldhistory.org/English_Reformation/
Protestant Reformation
https://www.worldhistory.org/Protestant_Reformation/
Dissolution of the Monasteries
https://www.worldhistory.org/Dissolution_of_the_Monasteries/
Henry VIII of England
https://www.worldhistory.org/Henry_VIII_of_England/
Mary, Queen of Scots
https://www.worldhistory.org/Mary_Queen_of_Scots/
Elizabeth I of England
https://www.worldhistory.org/Elizabeth_I_of_England/

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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