Why did King Henry VIII break with the Roman Catholic church?

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The historical answer is that Henry VIII established his control over the Church in England because he was very anxious to father a son to continue his dynasty. He was denied a divorce by the Pope, leading to the schism that eventually formed the Anglican Church.


The immediate cause of Henry's breakaway from the Pope was so that he could get a divorce from his aging wife, Catherine of Aragon, who had failed to produce a male heir. Theoretically, it was not impossible for him to get an annulment on some pretext, but for purely political reasons, it was impossible. Catherine's nephew, Charles, was the King of Spain and both the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope had a lot more to fear from him than from Henry. At that time, England was a minor power, while Charles' empire was both geographically closer and militarily stronger. The ugly fate of Boniface VIII is a stark illustration of what powerful rulers could do to a Pope who crossed them.


There is equal reason to believe it was because he wished to stop the Inquisition from taking hold in England.


England became a part of the reformation more through politics than theological debate. King Henry VIII (1509-47) needed an heir to the throne and with his wife was unable to produce one. The Pope would not grant a divorce and so Henry convinced Parliament to declare him head of the Church in England. After his death, Henry's daughter (Mary Tudor) was a staunch Catholic and persecuted the Protestants. When Henry's other daughter, Elizabeth, inherited the throne, she tolerated the Protestants just enough so as not to irritate the Pope. When the English fleet defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588, the Anglican Church permanently replaced the Catholic one in England.


(Below is an excerpt from the biography of Henry VIII)


King Henry VIII requested that Pope permit him to divorce his wife and marry his mistress. The Pope refused and Henry married his mistress anyway and renounced Catholicism. He removed England from the Pope's control, seized many of the Church's assets and declared himself to be the head of the Church. Henry's repudiation of papal authority led to the Church of England's existence as a separate entity: a new branch of the Christian Church that was neither Catholic nor Protestant but a hybrid that became known as the Anglican Church or the Church of England. It became official in 1536. Henry funded the first printing of the Bible in English to spite the Pope.


Henry at no time broke away from the Catholic Church. The Church in England was simply reformed because a great deal of error was creeping in, both in England and on the Continent. Also there had been much trouble in the Catholic Church over authority: where did it lie? King Henry and the English Church followed the teachings of the early saints and claimed it was in the Ecumenical Councils. That was the same Catholic teaching as preserved today by the Orthodox Church as well as the Anglicans.


Henry VIII had no male child through his wife, Catherine, so he petitioned the Vatican for an annulment (statement that no marriage had ever been validly contracted). The Holy Father denied his petition as he had previously requested and been granted permission to marry her, so the marriage was valid. In order to divorce Catherine, he declared that no foreign prince (i.e. the Holy Father) had authority in England, and henceforth he would be head of the church. So he divorced her and married again. Eventually the child of the second wife became Elizabeth the First, and she is the one who formally broke all ties with Rome and established the Church of England pretty much as we know it today, with herself as head.


Henry did not actually break away from the Church. Certainly there was a rupture between Henry and Rome, but it didn't originate from Henry or from the English Church. The fact is there had been a fall out between Henry and the Pope, the pope refused Communion with Henry, and and in return Henry pointed out that the Bishop of Rome was breaking the ancient canons of the Church by interfering in another Bishop's See. This was probably the breaking point because it struck at the basis of the Bishop of Rome's authority.
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What year did King Henry VIII break from the Roman Catholic Church?

The Act of Supremacy, which set up Henry VIII as head of the English church, was enacted in 1534.. Henry broke away from the Church of Rome because he went to the Pope to ask for a divorce from his first wife Catherine but the Pope would not perform the procedure. As a result Henry left and set himself up as head of the church in England.

When did Henry VIII break from the Catholic Church?

Henry VIII of England broke from the Catholic Church in 1534 when the Act of Supremacy was passed which declared that the King of England was "the only Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England". The Treasons Act 1534 declared it to be high treason (punishable by death) to refuse to acknowledge the King as such.

Why did King Henry VIII leave the Catholic church?

Henry did not leave the catholic church. He merely broke away from the control of the Pope in Rome and set himself up as head of the English (catholic) church.. He did this so that he could annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, which the Pope refused to do, and thus leave him free to marry Ann Boleyn. because he wanted a divorce from his wife for not giving him an heir.

Was King Henry VIII a Catholic?

Answer . King Henry VIII of England was certainly a Catholic when he began his reign and may have thought of himself as a Catholic even after his break with Rome. In medieval times, there are many instances of power struggles between local monarchs and the pope of the time. Henry may have thought of his disagreement in this light, believing that ultimately the church would adapt. However, politics played out among his successors and gradually the English Church became permanently separated from the Roman Catholic Church.

Who did Henry VIII marry after his break from the Catholic church?

He married Jane Seymour, after beheading Anne Boleyn. She bore his only son that didn't die at birth - Edward VI.

How did Henry VIII leave the Roman Catholic Church?

Henry left the Roman Catholic Church when the Pope refused to grant him an annulment from one of his marriages.

Why did Henry VIII of England break away from the Catholic Church?

Henry VIII was married to Catherine of Aragon and they had onedaughter, Mary. Catherine had had several miscarriages and had notgiven birth to a son and heir. After Henry VIII took Anne Boleyn asa mistress he asked Pope Clement VII to annul his marriage toCatherine on the grounds that she was married to his brother first.When the Pope refused, Henry broke away from the Catholic Churchand began the Church of England so that he could divorce Catherineand marry Anne.

Did Henry VIII decision to break away from the Catholic Church have any relation to Luther?

Not directly. As with most of the people back then, Henry VIII thought that Martin Luther was mad and Henry VIII had even published a condemnation of him. However, the general atmosphere and the problems that made it possible for Martin Luther to leave the Catholic Church also made it feasible for Henry VIII to break with Rome and to take all of England with him.

Was the Roman Catholic Church mad when King Henry the VIII split England from the Church?

Couple problems with your question: there is no "Roman" Catholic Church, it's just the Catholic Church. Roman is a slur first used in England after the protestant revolt. Secondly "mad" is used to mean mentally ill or (in the case of a person) extremely foolish or ill-advised. In the later sense, you could possibly use the word mad about the Church as it was an extremely foolish and ill-advised action to deny the only means for salvation established by Jesus Christ to whole nations of peoples based on the whim of one insane individual, in the case of England, the reigning King and Queen; in the case of Germany, the ruling princes using Martin Luther so that they didn't have to send money to Rome. But yes, you could say that it was a mad action and that the Church certainly thought so.

What year did Henry VIII break with the Roman Catholic Church?

Henry was excommunicated in 1533 and named himself as head of his own Church of England the following year.

Did Henry VIII break up with the Catholic church?

He wanted a divorce from his wife Cathrine of Aragon, but the Pope wouldn't allow it. So he made himself in charge of a new religion, and allowed the divorce.

Who excommunicated King Henry VIII from the Roman Catholic Church?

. Catholic Answer Pope Clement VII excommunicated Henry VIII on July 11, 1533, after he got his new pet Bishop to declare his marriage to Catherine invalid, he married Anne, and fathered a child with her: . Clement, who had previously sent to Henry more than one monition upon his desertion of Catherine, issued a Bull of excommunication on 11 July, declaring, also, his divorce and remarriage null. In England Catherine was deprived of her title of Queen, and Mary her daughter was treated as a bastard .

Why did King Henry VIII break away from the Catholic Church in 1533?

I think Henry broke from the catholic church in 1536 not in 1533; however in any event, Henry broke from the church so that he could innul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. The Catholic church would not agree that Henry's marriage to Catherine warranted innulement whereas Henry insisted it did because he did not want to be married to Catherine anymore (since she could not produce a male heir) and since Henry wanted to marry Anne Bolelyn. ALSO the grounds that he wanted to divorce Catherine was because she was married to his brother Arthur but Henry married her so that she wasn't a young widow... she claimed that they never consummated the marriage (sex).

Why did Henry VIII break from the church?

Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic church and founded theChurch of England in 1534 because the pope refused to annul hismarriage to Catherine of Aragon. He wanted to marry Anne Boleynbecause she was pregnant with his child and could only do that byfounding the Church of England.

Why did Henry VIII break away from the Catholic Church in 1533?

The immediate cause was that Henry's mistress (Anne Boleyn) was pregnant and Henry wanted an annulment immediately so that he could marry Anne Boleyn and the child would be a legitimate heir to the throne. Answer Henry VIII wanted to get a divorce from his wife, because she was not able to bear him a son. However, the Pope would not grant him a divorce, so Henry decided to form his own church, The Church Of England so he could get a divorce.

What was the name of the church that Henry VIII established after breaking away from the roman catholic church?

The Protestant Church, however there are many sects of the Protestant church such as: Presbyterian, Baptist, and Methodist.

Did King Henry break from the Roman Catholic Church because of a woman?

Yes, King Henry VIII broke from the church because he wanted to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.

What did Henry VIII do after breaking with the Catholic church?

Roman Catholic Answer England became a part of the reformation more through politics than theological debate. King Henry VIII (1509-47) needed an heir to the throne and with his wife was unable to produce one. The Pope would not grant a divorce and so Henry convinced Parliament to declare him head of the Church in England. He made it illegal - treason, in fact, to attend the Catholic Mass. He confiscated all the Church property, threw nuns and monks out of their monasteries and confiscated their property. All but one Catholic Bishop refused to take the oath of allegiance to the new protestant church, and were thrown out of their sees. Many holy martyrs came out of this period, an English seminary was set up in Louvain, Belgium for the education of priests to minister to the persecuted Catholics in England. The persecution by the state of the established religion was brutal and shameful.

Did Henry VIII break with the roman catholic church for any religious reasons?

No, he wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon so he could marry Anne Boleyn the Catholic church would not grant him one( this is against the ?Catholic doctrine) so being head of the church he unilaterally broke away from the Catholic church and established what is today known as the Anglican Church

What did the pilgrams do when king Henry VIII banned the Catholic church?

They ignored him. One of Henry's own daughters remained Catholic, his oldest child Mary Tudor.

In what year did Henry VIII split from the Roman Catholic Church?

King Henry VIII of England split with the Catholic Church by declaring himself Head of the Church in England through the Act of Supremacy in 1534.

What changes did King Henry VIII make to the Catholic church?

Roman Catholic Answer King Henry VIII of England made no changes to the Catholic Church, he left the Church and established his own church in England: the Church of England. You got to be kidding. Henry the 8th razed all the monastaries and confiscated all the riches therein to fatten his coffers to finance his many wars.. He declared the Catholic religion to be outlawed and anybody who was caught practising was punished in ways we now think of as a sort of genocide. The whole of England practised what Henry said or you died. PERIOD

When did king Henry VIII leave the Catholic church?

He didn't, he was a member of the Catholic Church all his life . His great sin was to tell the Bishop of Rome that he was going against the Canons of the Ecumenical Councils of the First thousand years. Roman Catholic Answer England became a part of the reformation more through politics than theological debate. King Henry VIII (1509-47) needed an heir to the throne and with his wife was unable to produce one. The Pope would not grant a divorce and so Henry convinced Parliament to declare him head of the Church in England. Henry's daughter, Mary Tudor was a staunch Catholic and persecuted the Protestants. When Henry's other daughter, Elizabeth, inherited the throne, she tolerated the Protestants just enough so as not to irritate the Pope. When the English fleet defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588, the Anglican Church permanently replaced the Catholic one in England. (Below is an excerpt from the biography of Henry VIII, see link below) . In 1534 Henry VIII was declared head of the English Church. People had to swear an oath that in future they would obey Henry as head of the church. More refused and he was convicted of high treason. Still refusing to recant, he was executed at the Tower of London on 6 July 1535. The Pope and the Catholic church in Rome were horrified when they heard the news that Henry had destroyed St. Thomas Becket's Shrine. On 17 December 1538 , the Pope announced to the Christian world that Henry VIII had been excommunicated from the Catholic church..

How did king Henry VIII of England break away from Catholic Church?

Henry VIII wanted a divorce from Anne Boleyn. The Pope wouldn't do it, so Henry got Thomas Cranmer to grant an annulment. In return, the Pope excommunicated Henry. Henry replied with The Act of Supremacy. This made Henry the Head of the Catholic English Church, and was a break from the authority of the Pope in Rome, not from the Catholic Church: Henry was a strong Catholic. After Henry had died, and under the influence of the Reformation thinkers (Martin Luther et al) the English Church began to amend what the reformers regarded as 'erroneous practises' that had crept into the Catholic faith. Thus the current Church of England describes itself as 'Catholic and Reformed'. . Anglican Catholic Answers! Henry didn't break away from the Catholic Church, he was simply refused communion by the pope, because he pointed out that the pope has very little authority within the Catholic Church! This is true; at no time was the Bishop of Rome given any authority other than what any other bishop or metropolitan has! Further the Great Councils stipulate, [Nice 6.] that one bishop cannot interfere in another bishop's see without permission. Rome sulked, he had no such authority until after the Council of Trent and that wasn't given by the Church, but by a sect!

When did King Henry VIII sereve his bond with the Catholic Church and why?

King Henry the VIII officialy broke away from the Catholic church in 1533. He did so because he realized that his marriage with Cathrine of Aragon would produce no children and because he was also madly in love with Anne Boleyn. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In/around 1526, King Henry the VIII severed his ties with the Holy See ~this action became know as the Reformation. King Henry had grown tired of his marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon, many years his senior, after she failed to produce him a male heir to the throne. Henry met and was taken with Lady Anne Boleyn, one of the Queen's ladies in waiting and petitioned the church for an annulment from Catherine on the grounds that in the eyes of God, they had never been married. Henry sued for the annulment on the grounds that Catherine's marriage to Henry's Brother Prince Arthur (deceased 1502) had been consummated (although it was never proven and Catherine denied it adamantly) Pope Clement VII denied the request, declaring the marraige legal. This led Henry to Denounce the pope and declare himself head of the church of England. Henry exiled Catherine and disinherited their only child, Mary. Henry was then free to marry Lady Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony in late 1532 immediately upon Henry's return from France where he was seeking support for the marriage from King Francis. A public ceremony was held on Jan 25, 1533 and Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen Consort on June 1, 1533. Their only child, Elizabeth, was born on September 7, 1533.

Why did King Henry VIII break from the church?

He break with the church of Rome when Pope Clement VII did not permit his annulment with his first wife. Therefore, he imposed that he will become the head of the church of England and the divorcement is legal.\n

Why did Henry the VIII want to break away from the Catholic Church?

Roman Catholic Answer Henry VIII wanted to remain Catholic but wanted a son and a new wife more than he wanted to remain Catholic so he appointed willing servants to Church positions that were willing to ignore the Pope and follow his (Henry's) will: England became a part of the reformation more through politics than theological debate. King Henry VIII (1509-47) needed an heir to the throne and with his wife was unable to produce one. The Pope would not grant a divorce and so Henry convinced Parliament to declare him head of the Church in England. Henry's daughter, Mary Tudor was a staunch Catholic and persecuted the Protestants. When Henry's other daughter, Elizabeth, inherited the throne, she tolerated the Protestants just enough so as not to irritate the Pope. When the English fleet defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588, the Anglican Church permanently replaced the Catholic one in England. (Below is an excerpt from the biography of Henry VIII) In 1534 Henry VIII was declared head of the English Church. People had to swear an oath that in future they would obey Henry as head of the church. More refused and he was convicted of high treason. Still refusing to recant, he was executed at the Tower of London on 6 July 1535. The Pope and the Catholic church in Rome were horrified when they heard the news that Henry had destroyed St. Thomas Becket's Shrine. On 17 December 1538 , the Pope announced to the Christian world that Henry VIII had been excommunicated from the Catholic church.     from History of Catholic church - renaissance and reformation

Who advised Henry VIII to break from the catholic church?

Personally, I think his chief adviser on this issue was Satan. Up until then he had been a defender of the Catholic faith. It was only when he wouldn't listen to lawful authority and decided that he knew best what he needed (which sounds like everyone of us when we decide to sin instead of following God) that he sought a way to break the Church in England away from the Catholic Church.

What impact did King Henry VIII have on the catholic church?

King Henry VIII took power away from the Catholic Church which impacted the role of the Church in society for centuries to come. Henry wanted to take power away from the Pope by creating the Church of England which would allow him to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. This was a blow to power that the Church had never seen before, and many monarchs and leaders all over the world followed in England's footsteps in the years to come and slowly took power away from the Church and gave more power to the state.

How did Luther Calvin and Henry VIII break with the Catholic Church?

A: Martin Luther Martin Luther was far from being against the Catholic Church when he nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. At first, he sought reform within the Catholic Church, and leaving the Church he loved from far from his mind. His sole purpose was to reform the Church he loved. He sought to rectify the sale of indulgences and overturn what he saw as corruption at the highest levels of the Church. He failed in his attempts to reform the Catholic Church, but did he leave the Church by choice. Excommunicated and with Emperor Charles V under orders from the Pope to enforce a Bull against him, Luther was isolated from the Catholic Church and had to turn to the secular princes for protection. He began to question the teachings of the Catholic Church and tried to return to what he saw as the Bible's answer to salvation. Calvin Zwingli, who had served as a chaplain to papal troops, also condemned the sale of indulgences and claimed that papal authority was not backed up by the scriptures. A new reform movement had begun in France, adopting a position mid-way between the Lutherans and Zwingli. Calvinn promulgated this in the French-speaking areas of Switzerland, advocating a theocratic state where the state enforced ecclesiastical doctrines, discipline and morality. Henry VIII Henry VIII of England was a staunch supporter of the pope and a sworn enemy of the Protestants in Europe. He had already received a papal dispensation to marry Catherine of Aragon, in spite of her having been married to his late brother, and believed that papal dispensations were a matter of papal discretion. Henry wanted a son and heir, which he lelieved was necessary for the good of his kingdom, but Catherine seemed unable to provide a healthy boy. When he wished to leave Catherine, Henry asked the pope for an annulment, giving as his reason that the marriage should not have taken place and was therefore of no effect. The pope refused. After Henry separated from Catherine in 1531, the pope continued to refuse to annul his marriage and Henry ordered Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, to convene a court to rule on the status of his marriage to Catherine. On 23 May 1533 Cranmer ruled the marriage to Catherine null and void. Henry VIII declared himself Head of the Church of England, destroying the power of the papacy and monasticism, but keeping Catholic doctrine and practice.

Why did Henry VIII want to break from the catholic church?

The pope would not grant the annulment to his marriage to Katherine Of Aragon. He wanted to marry Anne Boleyn and have a son to secure the English throne, so he broke away from Rome in order to do so.

What were King Henry VIII's arguments about the Roman Catholic Church?

Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is rarely used by the Catholic Church. . Henry VIII used any argument that he could find to try and justify his separating from the Church which condemned his sinful life.

When did Henry viii break with the catholic church of Rome?

Henry was married to Catherine of Aragon but she had failed to produce a male heir to the throne. Henry wanted to either annul the marriage or divorce her so he could marry another. The pope refused to allow him to either annul the marriage or divorce Catherine so Henry broke with the Catholic Church and formed the Church of England with himself as the head. He granted himself a divorce.

What economic reasons were there for Henry VIII to break away from the Roman Catholic Church?

When Henry became Head of the Church in England, he confiscated property which had previously belonged to the Catholic Church. The wealth then became part of the Royal Treasury.

What were the consequences of Henry VIII breaking away from the Catholic church?

It introduced the Anglican Religion to the world, and after some interruptions it started a strong constitutional position against the Roman religion in Great Britain and the UK. The Catholic faith is not now subject to persecution in the UK, but it was under Henry 8. Westminster Abbey (of happy recent memory) was in fact originally a Roman Catholic Abbey of Benedictine monks; it was closed by Henry. By law no monarchs can be Roman Catholic, nor married to a Roman Catholic. Being a Catholic removes one from the line of succession. The British monarch is the temporal head of the Anglican Church; it would be awkward if such a head were a member of some other faith. The Act of Settlement of 1701 is the current UK law that establishes the true line of succession of British/UK monarchs, and establishes the position against a monarchy connected in any way with Roman Catholicism. Henry 8 went to such extreme lengths in his desperate struggle to secure his line through a male heir. And as it eventually turned out, he failed.

What did the Catholic Church do to Henry VIII?

refused to sanction the last divorce he requested. he was excommunicated.thrown out of the Church

Why did England's King Henry VIII break with the Catholic Church?

England became a part of the reformation more through politics than theological debate. King Henry VIII (1509-47) needed an heir to the throne and with his wife was unable to produce one. The Pope would not grant a divorce and so Henry convinced Parliament to declare him head of the Church in England. Henry's daughter, Mary Tudor was a staunch Catholic and persecuted the Protestants. When Henry's other daughter, Elizabeth, inherited the throne, she tolerated the Protestants just enough so as not to irritate the Pope. When the English fleet defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588, the Anglican Church permanently replaced the Catholic one in England. (Below is an excerpt from the biography of Henry VIII) In 1534 Henry VIII was declared head of the English Church. People had to swear an oath that in future they would obey Henry as head of the church. More refused and he was convicted of high treason. Still refusing to recant, he was executed at the Tower of London on 6 July 1535. The Pope and the Catholic church in Rome were horrified when they heard the news that Henry had destroyed St. Thomas Becket's Shrine. On 17 December 1538, the Pope announced to the Christian world that Henry VIII had been excommunicated from the Catholic church. The King was excommunicated by Pope Paul III in 1533; the following year he passed the Act of Supremacy which established the monarch as Head of Church of England. Henry's break from the Catholic church did not occur all at once, but rather as a series of steps. In 1530, he go the theologians at Oxford to declare that his marriage to his first wife, Catherine, was invalid despite the pope's declaration that he could not enter into a new marriage until he had a decision from Rome - which had not yet been given. At this point Henry began to publicly state that he did not believe the pope had the authority to make such a decision. In 1532, Thomas Cromwell, a lawyer and supporter of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, brought a set of declarations before Parliament that recognized Royal supremacy over the church, and at the end of 1532, Henry married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony. He married Anne publicly in another ceremony in January of 1533 and the Archbishop of Canterbury convened a special court later that year where Henry's marriage to Catherine was declared invalid and shortly thereafter declared the marriage to Anne to be valid. In 1534, Parliament passed the First Succession Act (although because of the legal calendar in use at the time, it is labeled the Succession act of 1533). At this point, the pope excommunicated Henry and the Archbishop. Several more Parliamentary Acts followed further placing Henry in full control of the Church of England and declaring that the pope was of less authority than the King with respect to the church in England. By 1540, the break was complete.

Did Henry VIII have power over the Roman Catholic Church?

I was set this for a home work assignment and its hard to find results. But i found out mostly no , because that was the barons and popes jobs. he had about 1 percent of the roman catholic church under his power.

Did King Henry VIII brake away from the catholic church?

Yes Another answer: Henry VIII himself did not "break away" from the Catholic Church. Henry VIII was a devout Catholic who was awarded the title of "Defender of the Faith" by Pope Leo X after publishing his "Defence of the Seven Sacraments". Despite taking the English Catholic Church away from the authority of Rome and declaring himself Head of the newly formed Church of England, he and the Church, to some extent, remained Catholic. True Protestant reforms would come after he died.

What inspired Henry VIII to break away from catholic church?

his pending divorce to katherine of aragon due to the desire to marry anne boleyn ------------------------- Henry didn't break away from the Catholic Church at any time and as far as I can tell, never thought of it! What he did was to point out that the Bishop of Rome had no authority anywhere but in his own see. .

How did Henry viii benefit from his break from the roman church?

Henry benefited through his break with Rome because he put himself as the head of the Church therefore making himself more powerful to the people of England. He could also grant himself a divorce as the pope wouldn't allow it. The people of England would also trust him more as head of the Church and he would also receive money form the people who donated to the church, making himself richer in the process.

Why did King Henry VIII establish the Roman Catholic church?

He did not establish the Roman Catholic Church. He established the Church of England. He wanted to be both head of state and of the Church. The pope, the head of the Catholic church had a lot of power and influence, and he wanted that power Also, he wanted a annulment of his marriage that the pope wouldn't give him. So he made a new church.

Why did Henry VIII break with Roman Catholic Church due to money?

He didn't. He broke away from the Roman Catholic Church because the Pope wouldn't grant him a divorce from his wife.

Why did king Henry VIII rebel against the catholic church?

King Henry VIII rebelled against the catholic church because he wanted to get a divorce because Catherine didn't get him a son and he REALLY wanted a son

When did Henry the eighth break away from the Roman Catholic Church?

Henry VIII wished to divorce his wife because she had not given him a son as an heir. Because the church refused to agree with his thinking, he then broke away looking for a religion that would meet his wishes.

What were the motives of Henry VIII in breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church?

It's just Catholic, not Roman Catholic. Roman is an epithet firstcommonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describethe Catholic Church. It is never used by the official CatholicChurch. The motives boil down to two: his lust and his desire for alegitimate heir. In other words, putting his own desires ahead offidelity to God.

Why were people glad King Henry VIII broke the church in England away from the Roman Catholic Church?

There were people throughout Europe who were beginning to questionsome of the abuses of power and wealth in the Roman CatholicChurch, and there were important thinkers like Martin Luther whowere also questioning the theology and religious practices of Rome.There were many in England who opposed the reforms that Henrystarted to bring into the church in England, many of whom paid withtheir lives.

Who defied king Henry and his break from the catholic church?

Henry VIII was opposed by many, most notably Thomas More and JohnFisher who were both executed because of their opposition.

Why did King Henry the VIII break away from the Catholic Church and start the Church of England?

He wanted to divorce his wife and the Pope refused to grant thedivorce. If he split off from the Catholic Church he was certainthe local English Bishops would grant the divorce (which they infact did).

What was the relationship between King Henry VIII and the Roman Catholic church?

Initially it was quite good. His 1521 publication AssertioSeptem Sacramentorum ("Defence of the Seven Sacraments") earnedhim the title of Fidei Defensor (Defender of the Faith) fromPope Leo X. When he decided to divorce his first wife, the relationship wentsour. The Pope would not grant a divorce or annulment, so Henrybroke from the Catholic church and founded the Church of England.