On this day in Tudor history, 11th May 1532, Henry VIII suggested that the English clergy were traitors.
Chronicler Edward Hall records that Henry VIII sent for the Speaker of the House of Commons and 12 members of the House of Commons, “havyng with hym eight Lordes”, and while holding a copy of the bishops’ oath to Rome
On this day in Tudor history, 11th May 1533, Henry VIII made himself an enemy of the English clergy by accusing them of being traitors.
Why? What was going on? What happened next?
On this day in history, 11th May 1532, King Henry VIII sent for the Speaker and a delegation from the Commons and accused the clergy of being “scarce our subjects”, attacking their oath to the Pope.
Here is chronicler Edward Hall’s account of this: