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The first Act of Supremacy was a piece of legislation that granted King Henry VIII of England Royal Supremacy, which means that he was declared the supreme head of the Church of England. It is still the legal authority of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Royal Supremacy is specifically used to describe the legal sovereignty of the civil laws over the laws of the Church in England.

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The first Act of Supremacy was a piece of legislation that granted King Henry VIII of England Royal Supremacy, which means that he was declared the supreme head of the Church of England. It is still the legal authority of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Royal Supremacy is specifically used to describe the legal sovereignty of the civil laws over the laws of the Church in England. More...

 
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  Pope Paul III, Council of Trent - 1545
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    Thomas Wolsey, the King's Almoner
  Thomas Wolsey, the King's Almoner
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    Pope Leo X
  Pope Leo X
Pope Leo X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, was Pope from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521. The second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the Florentine Republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489. He is probably best remember...
 
    Sir Thomas More, Author Utopia
  Sir Thomas More, Author Utopia
Sir Thomas More, known to Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from Oc...
 
    Pope Clement VII
  Pope Clement VII
Clement VII, Pope 1523-1534, the illegitimate son of Giuliano de' Medici, he was raised by his uncle Lorenzo de' Medici. In 1513 he was made archbishop of Florence and cardinal by his cousin Pope Leo X. He commissioned art from Raphael and Michelange...
 
    Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIIIís 1st wife
  Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIIIís 1st wife
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    Thomas Cromwell, Minister of Henry VIII
  Thomas Cromwell, Minister of Henry VIII
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    Henry VIII of England, Tudor
  Henry VIII of England, Tudor
Henry VIII was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. He was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII. He is famous for having been married six times and for wi...
 
    Tyndale, 1st Translation English Bible
  Tyndale, 1st Translation English Bible
William Tyndale was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform, in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, wh...
 
    Anne Boleyn, Henry VIIIís 2nd wife
  Anne Boleyn, Henry VIIIís 2nd wife
Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke and Queen Consort of England (1505/1507 Ė May 19, 1536) was the second (of the six) wife and queen consort of Henry VIII and the mother of Elizabeth I of England who would become Queen. Born into the English arist...
 
    Mary I of England, Bloody Mary
  Mary I of England, Bloody Mary
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    Elizabeth I, Queen of England
  Elizabeth I, Queen of England
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