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Today in History – Extinguishing the Pope’s Power in England

Posted by: Margaret Wood

This is another one of those “Today in History” posts!  On July 18, 1536, the English Parliament passed the law titled “An Act Extinguishing the authority of the bishop of Rome” (28 Hen. 8 c.10). This was in fact one of a series of laws which had been passed during the previous four years, severing …