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The Two Most Important Events in English History

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´╗┐We know Britain as one of the most civilized and democratic country, with it?s own system of law and history, which is full of events, like wars, revolutions and heroes. I have chosen three different occurrences: the Norman Conquest; English Reformation and ____________ as being the most important events in the country?s history. That in my opinion affected the whole country for centuries and formed modern British society. Norman Conquer The starting point will be 1066 year when duke of the Normandy William (the Bastard) inherited the English crown from the childless king Edward, as a gratitude for protecting England from Dutch. However, before William landed on the English coast, Anglo-Saxon nobility had chosen another king, Harold. Therefore, William decided to get this crown by using the force. Due to the battle near Hastings William defeated Harold and killed him. Lately then, Harold?s niece has been selected as a new King by Saxon, though he took the oath to the William and remnants of the Anglo-Saxon army recognized the authority of William. ...read more.


R.Southern stated that, ?no country in Europe, between rise of the barbarian kingdoms and the 20th century, has undergone so radical a change in so short period of time as England experienced after 1066?[4] this state, is quite arguable and stuffy we could remember Osman conquest, which had more consequential outcomes. Well it depends on the measure of comparison. The fact is that England has changed, once and forever. English Reformation The English Reformation was not just separation from the Roman church, but also a part of protestant reformation in Europe. When Church of England seceded from of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. The main question is what was it, just religious tension or the processes, by which law dominated over the church, which grew into revolution. Thus English Reformation started in the rule of Henry VIII. By 1527 Henry VIII decided to get rid of his wife Catherine of Aragon, after her failure to produce a male heir to the throne. ...read more.


Sir Thomas More was one of them, he declined to swear the oath of allegiance to henry VIII, and he has been executed in 1535, lately the Catholic Church declared him as a saint. The English Reformation was at the more of a political affair than a theological dispute. The reality of political differences between Rome and England allowed growing theological disputes to come in front.[5] By the act of 1534 English church split from Rome and made the king a supreme monarch and established a new church. So as the result some people supported Henry for political impact of this decision and mostly for religious diversion. As the result religious reformation was slow, and Henry did not get the son he wanted, a son that finally becomes an heir was Edward VI. Finally English Reformation lead English monarch and England into a new era of religious separation this probably was the most risky decision ever, there was no need to pay church taxes in Rome anymore, but disputes ended by Glorious revolution in 1688, which caused total replacement of monarchy in England and made it independent from Roman Church. ...read more.

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