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40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better

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Anne Boleyn’s affair with the King sparked the English Reformation.

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Under Church law, Henry could not divorce Catherine, which meant he would not be able to marry Anne Boleyn. But Henry found a loophole that ended up completely changing the course of history in England. In order to secure an annulment in his marriage, Henry created a new church called the Church of England and made himself the leader. He completely bypassed the Catholic Church, which was based in Rome. Under power of the new Church of England, Henry was able to legally end his marriage to Catherine, paving the way to make Anne Boleyn his wife and the new Queen of England.

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