7 March 1530 – The Pope gets cross with Henry VIII

| March 7, 2016

7 March 1530 – The Pope gets cross with Henry VIII

On 7th March 1530, eight months after the Legatine Court was adjourned having failed to come to any conclusion regarding Henry VIII’s case for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Pope Clement VII wrote to Henry VII forbidding him from marrying again and threatening him with excommunication if the king disobeyed. Click […]

11 July 1533 – The Pope threatens Henry VIII over Anne Boleyn

| July 11, 2015

11 July 1533 – The Pope threatens Henry VIII over Anne Boleyn

On 11 Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, as was the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not abandon the pregnant Anne and return to Catherine. Read more… Also on this day in history… 1536 – Death […]

5 January 1531 – Henry VIII ordered not to remarry

| January 5, 2015

5 January 1531 – Henry VIII ordered not to remarry

On 5th January 1531, Pope Clement VII wrote to Henry VIII following a plea from Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s wife. In his letter he forbade Henry to remarry while the case for the annulment was still on-going and threatened him with excommunication if he took matters into his own hands and disobeyed Rome: “At […]

11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null

| July 11, 2014

11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null

On 11th July 1533, just over a month after Anne Boleyn’s coronation, Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, as was the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not abandon the pregnant Anne and return to Catherine. The […]

7 March 1530 – The Pope Threatens Henry VIII with Excommunication

| March 7, 2014

7 March 1530 – The Pope Threatens Henry VIII with Excommunication

On 7th March 1530 Pope Clement VII issued a bull threatening Henry VIII with excommunication if he proceeded to marry again. The Pope had been informed by Queen Catherine of Aragon that her husband had “boasted” that he would take a second wife “notwithstanding the inhibition and mandate against him”, so the Pope was acting […]

5 January 1531 – The Pope Forbids Henry VIII to Remarry

| January 5, 2014

5 January 1531 – The Pope Forbids Henry VIII to Remarry

On this day in history, 5th January 1531, Pope Clement VII wrote to Henry VIII forbidding him to remarry, and threatening him with excommunication if he took matters into his own hands and disobeyed Rome: “At the request of the Queen, forbids Henry to remarry until the decision of the case, and declares that if […]

11 July 1533 – Henry VIII Ordered to Abandon Anne Boleyn

| July 11, 2013

11 July 1533 – Henry VIII Ordered to Abandon Anne Boleyn

On 11th July 1533, Pope Clement VII declared his sentence on the annulment of the King’s marriage to Catherine of Aragin and his subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn: “Sentence of Clement VII. against Henry VIII., declaring his divorce from Katharine and marriage with Anne Boleyn null; and pronouncing the King to have incurred the greater […]

Pope Clement VII Forbids Henry VIII to Remarry – 5 January 1531

| January 5, 2012

Pope Clement VII Forbids Henry VIII to Remarry – 5 January 1531

On this day in history, 5th January 1531, Pope Clement VII wrote to Henry VIII forbidding him to remarry and threatening him with excommunication of he took matters into his own hands and disobeyed Rome:- “At the request of the Queen, forbids Henry to remarry until the decision of the case, and declares that if […]