Describe the process that brought the Protestant Reformation to England and how this impacted the heirs of Henvry VIII.
Henry VII united England as a kingdom. He was a supporter of the RCC. He married his oldest son to Catherine of Aragon. After his oldest son died, his second son wanted to marry Catherine. They asked the church for an annulment of the first marriage, saying that it had never been consummated. The church grants it. Years later, Catherine has not given Henry VIII a son, but a daughter named Mary. Henry asks the church for another annulment because he wants Anne Boleyn as a wife so he can have a son. Church doesn't grant it; Henry breaks off ties from the Roman Catholic Church. He establishes the Church of England, which he is head of, annuls his marriage to Catherine and marries Anne Boleyn. Anne doesn't produce a son either, but another girl, Elizabeth. Henry has her charged with adultery and beheaded. He has other wives and only one son. This son takes the throne when Henry dies, and the nation is Protestant. The son dies and Mary takes the throne. She is a Catholic like her mother and tries to undo the actions of her father. There's a great persecution of Protestants during this time. Mary marries her cousin, Philip of Spain. Many do not like this because it means that England could fall under the control of Spain. Mary dies in childbirth, and Elizabeth comes to the throne. She does not really care about religionn, but she has to be Protestant. If she is Catholic, she has no claim to the throne because the Catholic Church does not recognize her parents' marriage.