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Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61$
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Clare Kellar

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.001.0001

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England’s Break with Rome and the Scottish Dimension

England’s Break with Rome and the Scottish Dimension

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(p.11) 1 England’s Break with Rome and the Scottish Dimension
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Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61
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CLARE KELLAR

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.003.0002

This chapter discusses England's break with Rome, the religious alterations in progress, and its consequences. It discusses that impact of the King Henry VIII's action would reverberate throughout the British Isles. It explains that five years of unsuccessful negotiations with Rome had denied the King official sanction for his second marriage, and his eventual, momentous decision to defy papal authority created a host of security concerns. It narrates that the activities of one particularly energetic opponent of the king's religious reforms showed the dangers of Scottish involvement in borderland disaffection. It also discusses that the cases of vocal Scottish opposition brought onto English soil indicated what Cromwell had already suspected; that the northern border would be a particular point of weakness for the Henrician regime.

Keywords:   King Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, England, Rome

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