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Asked by Kittu | 12th Jan, 2018, 07:58: PM

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King Henry VIII played an important role in curbing the power of the Pope. He did that by taking over the lands owned by the Chruch and by closing down several monasteries.
  • He passed in Act in 1536 by which small monasteries with an income of less than 200 pound a year were closed down adn their buildings, land and money were acquired by the King.
  •  By another Act passed in 1539, larger monasteries were also closed.
  • By closing down monasteries and taking over the lands of the Church , King Henry VIII drastically reduced the powers of the Pope.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 15th Jan, 2018, 10:01: AM

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