The Act of Supremacy
(1534) declared that Henry (not the Pope) was the ‘only supreme head of the
Church in England’.
7.2.2 The Treason Act
The Treason Act
(1534) made all priests and monks swear that Henry was Head of the Church
(those who didn’t were executed).
7.3.1 The Restraint of Appeals Act
increased the power and wealth of the king. The Act in Restraint of Appeals
(1533) said there was no higher authority in England than the king
8.1 Henry orders a survey of the monasteries
In 1535, Henry
ordered a survey of the monasteries (the Valor Ecclesiasticus). The survey
reported that the monks were immoral and rich. Henry dissolved all 825
monasteries over a period of four years, and took their wealth. This gave the
king an extra £120,000 a year (and more than doubled his income). The gentry
bought land during the dissolution of the monasteries.