Experts consider the ‘thorny issue of religious belief in Henry VIIIs England’.

5 Responses to “Henry VIII: beliefs in Tudor England”

  • Merlin Stewart:

    he wanted reformed/purified Catholicism, but he was often distracted by his dynastic concerns – the pursuit of a male heir – so he often left some decisions to his ministers with differing views. At least thats one argument: he was only paying attention part of the time.

    Another is yes, that he was just incompetent and unprincipled in his faith….

  • nightofcrimson13:

    True; that’s probably the most accurate definition of Henry’s views on religion and Christianity – watch at 1:39.

  • cassSSandy:

    this was helpful, thanks for posting 🙂

  • gOtHiCxAnGeLxox:

    Henry only really used religion when it was a benefit him; such as when he tried to declare his marriage to Catherine of Aragon null and void by using the excuse; “thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife.’ Sad, really, since he had the opportunity to disband religion in England but didn’t…

  • gmaureen:

    Henry was his own religion. He made it up as he went.

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