King Henry VII of England Annuls First Marriage, is Excommunicated by Pope Clement VII

Pope Clement VII excommunicates King Henry VIII of England because he had his marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled and then married Anne Boleyn.

These acts were facilitated by the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, whom Pope Clement VII also excommunicates.

This is not yet the final break between the Catholic Church and England, but it's a decisive step on that road. The Act of Supremacy which does establish and independent Church of England, breaking from the Catholic Church, is passed in 1534.


Private Life of Henry VIII

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