Could we blame Anne for the reformation of England?

I don't think we can hold Anne Boleyn as solely responsible for the English Reformation as I think she was more of a catalyst. Henry VIII broke with Rome because he wanted to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn, and although he was concerned with addressing some of what he saw as the corruption in the church in England he certainly was not Lutheran in his views. Anne Boleyn definitely had reformed views but she was not a full-blown Lutheran either, I think she wanted reform within the Catholic Church. See Anne Boleyn and the Reformation and Anne Boleyn's Faith for further discussion on this.


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