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The 1500s: The Protestant Reformation

What did the break mean for the Church of England?

It meant that the Church of England no longer was under the authority of the pope. In 1533, after years of arguing with the Roman Catholic Church, King Henry VIII got his divorce. Essentially, the king authorized the publication of Coverdale’s translation to emphasize the distinction between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England.



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