Parliament Passed The Act Of Supremacy In 1534


Parliament Passed The Act Of Supremacy In 1534

Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy in 1534, which declared Henry to be the “Supreme Head” of the Church of England.

Source: Historical – History of Roman Catholicism 

The purpose of the Act was clear, to establish the English monarch as the undisputed head of the Church of England, and therefore supplant the power of the Pope over English society.

In the sixteenth century, rising nationalism, combined with social and economic changes, brought the institution of the Catholic Church into question in ways not seen since its rise to prominence following the reign of the first Christian Emperor of Rome, Constantine (


A quick reminder, between 1618 and 1967 perhaps as many as 150,000 children, mainly in the care of poor law guardians or philanthropic organisations, were sent overseas unaccompanied by a parent to begin new lives in British colonies.


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2 Responses to Parliament Passed The Act Of Supremacy In 1534

  1. And that has left an indelible stain of guilt and shame for the historical pain those youngsters suffered. The one constant that emerges through the centuries is – those with power and wealth still ride rough-shod over the less fortunate and weak.

    The monarchy remains aloof, for although the symbolic or titular head of the Church of England, she is powerless, so no help there. To all intents and purposes the monarch is a remote puppet playing the role designated by parliament. She is paraded with great deference, pomp and ceremony for state occasions, but the power remains with Parliament and the government of the day.

    Of course these change, and over her lifetime, the current monarch has seen the comings and goings of many prime ministers as well as the heads of state of many countries, but I doubt she knows many of the ordinary people she has sworn to rule justly.

    After all, given today’s troubled times,she’s not likely to pop into anyone’s house for a cup of tea and a private chat without the bodyguards and retinue deemed necessary accompanying her too. A bit of a crowd for anyone’s front room or kitchen table.

  2. Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    Nothing really changes; even after hundreds of years.

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