Revealing Letter On King Henry VIII’s Divorce Written By Thomas Cranmer – 1553 AD

[Another first-rate post from The Chronicles of History. If you need something for your classroom, here is an independent practice worksheet on Henry VIII.]

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In this letter Cranmer writes of the official divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon and the coronation of Henry’s next Queen, Anne Boleyn. He speaks of the legal meeting in which Catherine was informed that the King rejected the Pope’s authority over the marriage and of the obvious pregnancy of Anne at her coronation ceremony. 

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