What Are The Causes Of The Protestant Reformation Dbq

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The Protestant Reformation tore through Europe, coming to England when the King, Henry VIII, left the Catholic church and turned all of England Protestant. His only intention was to be able to divorce his first wife, a Catholic named Catherine, and marry his second wife, the Protestant Anne Boleyn. However, this would lead to years of religious struggle that would continue on into the rule of his two daughters, Mary the I and Elizabeth the I. Mary the I, the daughter of Catherine would become Queen after her father and prosecute any Protestants, gaining her the name “Bloody Mary”. When she died in November of 1558, Elizabeth the I would succeed her. Elizabeth was the daughter of Anne and therefore, was Protestant. When Elizabeth the I ascended