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Hoard amassed by Henry; Extortions of Empson and
(22d of April) Death of Henry; his Character: "no
TO THE REFORMATION.
The first King of undisputed Title for more than a Cen-
Policy of Louis XII. of France; League of Cambray against Venice; general Review of European Affairs 112, 115 Expedition against France; Debate in the English Council 115 Ferdinand delays to join Henry's forces, who mutiny and compel their Leaders to return to England
(4th of August) Battle of the Spurs; Defeat of the French;
Peace between Henry and Louis; Marriage of Louis
Administration of Wolsey; Sketch of his History
Meeting between Henry and Francis I., at the Field of the Cloth of Gold
Trial and Execution of Stafford Duke of Buckingham
A Parliament; Debate on the Subsidy; Scene between
(August) Alliance between England and France 1526, 1527. Francis released; (6th of May) Sack of Rome
.125 - 126, 127 Francis
- 128 129, 130
HENRY VIII. continued.
RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE REFORMATION.
Importance of the Reformation in a Civil Point of View - 131
Extirpation, the only Persecution which could be finally
Causes which prepared the Soil for the Reformation
(15th of June) Bull condemning Luther's Writings as
Zwinglius; Calvin ; Melancthon
Erasmus; the moderate Part that he acted
Revolt of the Boors of Swabia; Luther's Solicitude to
But such Disorders are incident even to the greatest and
HENRY VIII. - - continued.
TO THE EXECUTION OF SIR THOMAS MORE.
Henry's Attachment to Anne Boleyn
He seeks a Divorce from Catharine, on the Ground of
Clement VII. temporises from fear of the Emperor, but
153. 155. 162
Wolsey reluctantly consents to further the Divorce; More
Cranmer employed in a Mission for this Purpose
They fail in persuading Catherine to take the Veil
(October) Wolsey deprived of the Great Seal;
(July) Clement had removed the Suit to Rome; Suspicion
166 (June) Henry procures a Letter to be sent from several of the English Nobility to the Pope, praying him to hasten the Determination of the Suit England at this Time prepared for Resistance to the Papacy, but not for Separation from the Romish Church 168 (23d of May) Cranmer as Primate and Legate pronounces the Marriage void
The King had been married to Anne Boleyn before the
New Administration of Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, Sir F. More and Thomas Cromwell The only Measure hitherto adopted against the Romish See was the Stoppage of Annates 1533, 1534. The Church of England withdrawn from Obedience to Rome by a Series of Statutes passed in these Years The King expressly declared Supreme Head of the Church of England
The Marriage with Anne recognised by Parliament
Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, attainted for countenancing
Sir Thomas More marked out for Destruction; his Cha-
(7th of May) His Trial and Conviction
(7th of July) Beheaded, aged 55
- 180, 181
Account of Margaret Roper, his favourite Daughter 183 General Indignation throughout Europe at these Atrocities
HENRY VIII. — continued.
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST ANNE BOLEYN, AND HER EXECUTION.
The Execution of More marks the Moment of the Trans-
(29th of January) The Death of Catherine seems to leave
(24th of April) Commission of Enquiry issued against her
(6th of May) Four Commoners found Guilty at West-
(15th of May) Trial and Condemnation of Anne and her
(17th of May) Nullity of her Marriage with Henry judi-
TO THE DEATH OF HENRY.
In rejecting the Papal Jurisdiction Henry had become a
His Assumption of Supremacy intentionally somewhat
Attack on the religious Houses; corrupt State of the
- 214 214, 215
The Parliament dissolve and grant to the King all reli-
(October) Insurrection in Lincolnshire
(9th of December) The Rebels submit on receiving a ge-
What is the just Principle involved in the Confiscation of
1536, 1537. Sanguinary Persecution of those who went farther than the King in Alienation from Rome
(April) "Act for abolishing Diversity of Opinions " The Variations of Policy in this Reign have generally some Connection with domestic Revolutions in the Palace; Jane Seymour had favoured the Protestants (October) She dies in Child-bed of Edward VI. Marriage with Anne of Cleves; the King's Repugnance to her
(July) Henry seeks a Divorce on the Ground of Pre-contract; the Question is referred to the Convocation, who declare the Marriage null; Bill passed by Parliament to that Effect; Anne retires quietly on a Pension of 30002.
(8th of August) Henry married to Catherine Howard