Why Did Henry Viii's Break From Rome
Henry VIII broke from the Catholic Church in Rome in 1534 for a number of reasons. These included love, money, power and religion.
The most important reason was his divorce. This was important for a number of reasons. Firstly, he would be rid of the ugly Catherine Of Aragon and he could marry Anne Boleyn instead. Henry never did get on well with Catherine and he decided to divorce her.
Another important reason was money. This was because when Henry did break with the church. He had access to lots of land and churches. When he sold this he earned loads of money and he spent it on expensive food, jewels and clothes.
Also, power was an important reason because he gained a lot of this when he removed the Pope