Henry VIII

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Consequences Following the Reformation Henry settled with Anne. She was crowned queen consort on 1 June 1533, and some time later, on 7 September 1533, she gave birth to a baby girl named Elizabeth, after Henry's mother Elizabeth of York. This was proof for Henry that Anne will give him children and he was eagerly expecting a son in close future.To make sure that his and Anne's children will be able to ascend to the throne unopposed he passed an act which made his daughter Mary illegitimate since his marriage to Catherine was annulled and to make all his and Anne's children legitimate and next in line of succession. While King was dealing with his personal affairs Thomas Cranmer and newly appointed chief minister Thomas Cromwell continued to deal with the Reformation. Cranmer was the leader and a new Archbishop and Cromwell was one of the strongest advocates of the Reformation and close to the King so both of them had a lot of power and influence. Especially when put together. This doesn't mean they were friends but rather allies and while they worked together on some matters they fought with each other on others. However, their ideas were similar and the ways they ended are virtually the same (Both will be executed, Cromwell by Henry and Cranmer by Queen Mary I). But that came later. Now these two men concentrated on establishing the full power of the Church of England. Cranmer was the one who had an idea to publish the Bible in english and bring it to all places of faith. Number of people who were able to read increased since Bible was now more approachable and everyone wanted to read it. However, once people started carrying Bibles around and reading from them in all kinds of places (like taverns) Henry banned the practise... ... middle of paper ... ... instead of calming the people. Forty-seven of the Lincolnshire rebels were executed along with 132 innocent pilgrims. Further rebellions took place and received similar treatment. It took Cromwell four years to complete the process. In 1539 he moved to the dissolution of the larger monasteries that had escaped earlier. Many gave up voluntarily, though some sought exemption by payment. Those who refused were killed to the last man. All under King's orders. It didn't stop there. Once the Reformation took its hold and Henry's new regime was in place some sort of inquisitors were sent out to deal with the remaining catholics. People could either accept the new faith and bow to the King or be beheaded as heretics or burned alive for witchcraft. Number of people murdered here is counted in thousands and it greatly attributes to Henry's final death toll of around 72.000.

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