Slide2: I need a son. I have been married for 20 years and my wife, Catherine of Aragon is too old to have any more children. Who will inherit my throne when I die? I spy an attractive lady – in-waiting called Anne Boleyn. If only I could marry her instead. Will the Pope give me a divorce? The Church is very rich. I need money for my luxurious court. If only I could get my hands on it. The new Protestant ideas are spreading in Germany. Princes there are reforming their churches and throwing out the Catholic Church. Some people in England like the new Protestant ideas. They believe that the Bible should be in English not Latin. The Church takes money out my country in taxes to help build St Peter’s in Rome. What do I get in return?
Katherine of Aragon V Anne Boleyn: Katherine of Aragon V Anne Boleyn
Activity: Complete the diagram below and suggest how Henry VIII could solve his problems: Activity: Complete the diagram below and suggest how Henry VIII could solve his problems