The Break With Rome

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The Break With Rome

How well have you remembered and understood Henry VIII's Great Matter, divorce crisis, and the break with Rome? Test your knowledge!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Henry VIII sought an annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon from
    • A. 

      December 1525

    • B. 

      March 1528

    • C. 

      May 1527

    • D. 

      July 1529

  • 2. 
    Why did Pope Clement VII not grant Henry an annulment? Choose the most important reason.
    • A. 

      Because the Pope did not understand why Henry did not just take Anne Boleyn as a mistress

    • B. 

      Because the Pope was imprisoned by Katherine of Aragon's nephew

    • C. 

      Because royal marriages could not be annulled

    • D. 

      Because the grounds for the annulment were disputed

  • 3. 
    The official grounds on which Henry VIII sought an annulment from the Pope were 
    • A. 

      That the papal dispensation allowing him to marry his brother's widow was in error

    • B. 

      That Katherine was too old to bear him more children

    • C. 

      That he wanted to marry Anne Boleyn

    • D. 

      That he and Katherine were childless, which meant they were being punished by God

  • 4. 
    What about this image suggests Katherine's resistance to Henry's attempts to undo their marriage? The monkey is reaching for the [Blank] not for the [Blank] in her hand, which has the king's [Blank] on it, suggesting that Katherine chooses [Blank] over [Blank].
  • 5. 
    Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was executed on a charge of praemunire (treason by allegiance to a foreign power).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of these images is the only accepted likeness of Anne Boleyn from her lifetime?
    • A. 

      The Royal Collection image

    • B. 

      The National Portrait Gallery image

    • C. 

      The Hever Castle image

    • D. 

      The British Library image

    • E. 

      The Mountgarret image

    • F. 

      The Windsor Castle image

    • G. 

      The Buccleuch image

  • 7. 
    The Collectanea satis copiosa was a collection of manuscripts that argued that
    • A. 

      Henry VIII's elder brother, Arthur, had not been the rightful heir

    • B. 

      Henry's marriage to Katherine of Aragon was unlawful and Henry exercised spiritual jurisdiction in his realm 

    • C. 

      Henry VIII was supreme and imperial head and this gave him rights to create an overseas empire

    • D. 

      Henry and Katherine were childless because they did not wash

  • 8. 
    This work said it was shameful for popes to be under the authority of kings. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The Act in Restraint of Appeals of March 1533 stated that
    • A. 

      That Rome's appeals for unity must be restrained

    • B. 

      That Katherine of Aragon must enter a convent

    • C. 

      That England was an empire, and therefore Rome had no spiritual jurisdiction in the English realm

    • D. 

      That the marriage of Katherine of Aragon and Henry VIII was null and void

  • 10. 
    All men in England were required by the Act of Succession to swear the following oath: 'to be true to Queen [Blank], and to believe and take her for the [Blank] wife of the King and rightful Queen of England, and utterly to think the Lady [Blank] daughter to the King by Queen Katherine, but as a [Blank], and thus to do without any scruplosity of [Blank]'.
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