Religion 1485-1701

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Catholic/Pagan World

1485 - 1533

Henry VIII movement away from Pope

Act in Restraint of Appeals

1533 - 1534

Kept people from appealing to outside courts, including Catherine, put Henry VIII in charge of church, movement away from Catholicism.

Dissolution of the Monasteries

1536 - 1537

More land for the monarchy, most people go along with Henry VIII out of fear, following the nobles and clergy.

Pilgrimage of Grace

1536 - 1537

Revolt, people have problem with Henry VIII throwing out the Pope

Act Against Pope's Authority

1536 - 1537

Movement away from the Pope, Henry tacking control of English churches

Council of Trent

1545 - 1547

Oath of Supremacy

1559 - 1560

Required Political Office-Holders to swear to the Church of England

Pope Excommunicates Elizabeth I

1570 - 1571

Est. Scottish Presbyterian Church

1578 - 1579

England thought of as "Island of Protestantism", wanted Scotland to be a part of that for strength. Scottish religious and political system very different from England.

"The Spanish Colonie"

1583 - 1584

Protestants used to show the horror of Catholics

Elizabeth Kills Mary Queen of Scots

1587 - 1588

Defeat of Spanish Armada

1588 - 1589

English felt that God was on their side

Free Grace Controversy

1636 - 1638

The National Covenant

1638 - 1639

Christmas Outlawed

1652 - 1658

Western Design

1653 - 1658

Corruption Act

1661 - 1662

Test Act

1673 - 1674

Need to be Protestant for state office, penalties against Catholics and non-conformists.

Declaration of Indulgence

1687 - 1688

Religious Tolerance under James II, alienates the anti-Catholic elite, London merchants.

Penal Code

1688 - 1701

Act of Settlement

1701 - 1702

Must be Protestant to ascend the throne, attack on William III as well, can't fight wars without Parliament consent.