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Why did Henry want to become head of church ?

Henry wanted a son
Henry was bankrupt
Henry wanted to control the church

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Why would being head of church solve his problem for wanting a son ?

Catherine of Aragon wasn't giving him any sons and there were signs that she wouldn't have one so Henry wanted a divorce but the pope wouldn't allow it so if he was head do church he could get a divorce , marry a another women and hopefully have a son

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Why would being head of church solve his problem for being bankrupt ?

He wanted to be powerful in Europe and he could get loads of money by closing down the monasteries and and take the churches tax

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Why would being head of church solve his problem for wanting to control the church ?

He could make up his own rules and decide how his church should be run

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How did Henry become the head of the church ?

By closing down all the monasteries so the pope couldn't run them and he signed a form declaring that he should rightfully be the head of church

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Why were the monasteries closed ?

Because the pope was running most of them which meant he owned a lot of land therefor he was getting a lot of money and if Henry shut them down he would get the land and the money