Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England

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GEE and HARDY, Documents illustrative of the History of the English Church, pp. 243–244. World History

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The Act of Supremacy (1534)

The king’s position as supreme head of the church confirmed and that title annexed to the crown

Albeit the king’s majesty justly and rightfully is and ought to be the supreme head of the church of England, and so is recognized by the clergy of this realm in their convocations, yet nevertheless for corroboration and confirmation thereof, and for increase of virtue in Christ’s religion within this realm of England, and to repress and extirp all errors, heresies, and other enormities and abuses heretofore used in the same; be it enacted by authority of this present parliament, that the king our sovereign lord, his heirs and successors, kings of this realm, shall he taken, accepted, and reputed the only supreme head in earth of the church of England, called anglicana ecclesia; and shall have and enjoy, annexed and united to the imperial crown of this realm, as well the title and style thereof, as all honors, dignities, preëminences, jurisdictions, privileges, authorities, immunities, profits, and commodities to the said dignity of supreme head of the same church belonging and appertaining; and that our said sovereign lord, his heirs, and successors, kings of this realm, shall have full power and authority from time to time to visit, repress, redress, reform order, correct, restrain, and amend all such errors, heresies, abuses, offenses, contempts, and enormities, whatsoever they be, which by any manner spiritual authority or jurisdiction ought or may lawfully be reformed, repressed, ordered, redressed, corrected, restrained, or amended, most to the pleasure of Almighty God, the increase of virtue in Christ’s religion, and for the conservation of the peace, unity, and tranquillity of this realm; any usage, custom, foreign law, foreign authority, prescription, or any other thing or things to the contrary hereof notwithstanding.

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Chicago: "The Act of Supremacy (1534)," Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, ed. Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947) (Boston: Ginn, 1935, 1922), 343–344. Original Sources, accessed February 9, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FXVKH4BZDCQ7ZZ.

MLA: . "The Act of Supremacy (1534)." Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, edited by Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947), Boston, Ginn, 1935, 1922, pp. 343–344. Original Sources. 9 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FXVKH4BZDCQ7ZZ.

Harvard: , 'The Act of Supremacy (1534)' in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England. cited in 1922, Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, ed. , Ginn, 1935, Boston, pp.343–344. Original Sources, retrieved 9 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8FXVKH4BZDCQ7ZZ.