The Tudor Society

7 March – The Pope threatens Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 7th March 1530, Pope Clement VII threatened King Henry VIII with excommunication if he married again. Henry, of course, wanted to set aside his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and marry his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn.

In today's video, I explain the background of this threat and what happened next.

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