To what extent did Henry VIII’s desire for a male heir cause the English Reformation?
by Claire Kelly
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Published: March 16, 2012.
This article explores the reasons behind the English Reformation, mainly focusing on Henry VIII's desire for a male heir. It also portrays how his greed for wealth and his love for Anne Boleyn were just as significant in causing the reforms. Anne Boleyns influence was stronger than most people realise.