23 March 1534 – The Pope versus Henry VIII

| March 23, 2017

23 March 1534 – The Pope versus Henry VIII

On this day in history, 23rd March 1534, Pope Clement VII declared that the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon “always hath stood, and still doth stand, firm and canonical […] and that the aforesaid Henry king of England is and shall be bound and obstrict to the matrimonial society and cohabitation with […]

23 March 1534 – Parliament Passes the First Act of Succession

| March 23, 2014

23 March 1534 – Parliament Passes the First Act of Succession

On this day in 1534, the First Act of Succession was passed by Parliament. It vested the succession in the heirs of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and it required subjects to swear an oath, the Oath of Succession, renouncing any foreign authority and recognising Anne Boleyn as Henry VIII’s wife and […]

23 March 1534 – Parliament Declares the Validity of the Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| March 23, 2013

23 March 1534 – Parliament Declares the Validity of the Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1534, Parliament passed the First Act of Succession and declared that the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was valid and that the succession would pass through the heirs of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. You can read all about the Act in my article The First Act of Succession […]

The First Act of Succession – 23 March 1534

| March 23, 2012

The First Act of Succession – 23 March 1534

This day in history, 23rd March 1534, was an important day for King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn because it was on this day that Parliament passed the Act of Succession. You can read the full Act of Succession in the book “Documents Illustrative of the History of the English Church”, which is available […]