In 1536, the See of Rome Act was passed which effectively removed the last traces of Papal authority in England. This act followed the Act of Supremacy (1533) and the Treasons Act (1534) which first declared Henry VIII to be head of the Church of England and then made it treason to deny any of the king's titles including that of head of the Church of England. Many properties owned by Rome or those associated with the Catholic Church were abandoned or seized by the crown. These properties were in turn presented to various members of the court as rewards or incentives for continued loyalty.
Ask for Lansburgh 13 to see the deed.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
To see the book, ask for Rare QA803.A45 1729.