November 3rd, 1534:
On this day in the year 1534, King Henry VIII became Supreme Head of the Church of England following the passage of the Act of Supremacy by Parliament. This is now as we know it the event that marked the “breaking of the church”.
Henry the VIII and his Tudor Reign is my most favourite time period of all and for anyone who’s followed me on here for some time you will know this due to previous posts I have posted. But, this event in particular fascinates me as a historian myself a whole lot! Simply because the whole reason Henry decided he wanted to break from the church was due to him wanting to marry my favourite historical figure, Anne Boleyn. The lady every person within the 1530’s was convinced had “bewitched” the king with her sex appeal and false promises. I go into much more detail on Anne in this previous post: https://dbbloggerxoxo.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/henry-viii-anne-boleyn-1526/
But, this event itself, is a huuuuge moment within the history of the church and England itself if you weren’t already aware.
With love, Charlotte x