desperately wanted an annulment from Catherine because he was desperate for a male heir. In their years of marriage she had six children including three boys, but all had died except the daughter who would become the future Queen Mary I .
A man called Thomas Cranmer suggested to Henry that King of England enjoyed a power similar to the first Christian Roman Emperors, making the Pope's jurisdiction over him illegal. In short, if the Archbishop of Canterbury agreed to an annulment he could have one. Well, the Archbishop didn't agree, but he wouldn’t live for much longer anyway.Continued page 9/16