July 11, 1533 – Henry VIII excommunicated

I’m not sure what kind mojo Anne Boleyn had but it was enough to get King Henry VIII excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on July 11, 1533. This is right in the middle of discussion I do when I teach the History of the Bible. Henry wanted a divorce from his wife Catherine of Aragon (whose Mama and Daddy were King/Queen Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain) and Pope Clement VII told Henry no way on the divorce so Henry divorced her anyway. King Henry then formed the Church of England which in the US we call the Episcopal Church.

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