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The English Reformation


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  • 1524: William Tyndale translates the New Testament in English.
  • 1531: Henry VIII is recognized as Supreme Head of the Church in England.
  • 1533: Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn.
  • 1534: The Act of Supremacy: The King is declared head of the Church in England.
  • 1535: Thomas More is executed for refusing to take the oath of the King's Supremacy.
  • 1536: Henry VIII dissolves 376 monasteries and nuneries.
  • 1539: The Six Articles.
  • 1547: Edward VI (r. 1546-1553) becomes King of England.
  • 1549: Thomas Cranmer issues the Book of Common Prayer.
  • 1553: Mary I (r. 1553-1558) becomes Queen of England.
  • 1554: The Catholic Church is restored in England.
  • 1556: Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake.
  • 1558: Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603) becomes Queen of England.
  • 1559: Elizabethan "Book of Common Prayer" issued.


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