Nov 3rd 1534, The Act of Supremacy
English act of Parliament that recognized Henry VIII as the “Supreme Head of the Church of England.” The act also required an oath of loyalty from English subjects that recognized his marriage to Anne Boleyn. It was repealed in 1555 under Mary I, but in 1559 Parliament adopted a new Act of Supremacy during the reign of Elizabeth I.
The original act essentially created the Church of England and severed church ties with Rome. With the passing of the Act of Supremacy, the Pope was no longer considered the leader of Christians in England.The English Parliament approves the Act of
What caused the English Parliament to approve the Act of Supremacy?
Cause:Henry VIII need to annul his marriage to Catherine so he could remarry in order to get a male heir. The pope does not allow this, so Henry calls the Parliament to session and passes the act of supremacy.