A. R. W.
Religion and Religious Institutions
Up to the year 1534 the Church of Rome was the official Church of Great Britain, but in that year, under King Henry VIII, the Act of Supremacy was passed by the English Parliament, and the Reformed, or Protestant Anglican Church, became the official Church of England.
In the Reign of Queen Mary, who was a Roman Catholic, there was a temporary reaction, resulting in Archbishop Cranmer, and Bishops Latimer and Ridley, being burnt as heretics, and it was not until Elizabeth became Queen of England that full completeness was given to the Church Reformation which her father had instituted.
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