November 3, 1534 – Act of Supremacy

As a result of King Henry VIII’s short-lived love of Anne Boleyn and his desire for a divorce, the English Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy on November 3, 1534. The Act officially created the Church of England (called Anglicans in Great Britain and Episcopalians in America) and placed the king or queen of England as the head of the church.

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