The Eucharistic Theology of Henry VIII

Here, I argue that Henry VIII’s perspective on Eucharistic theology likely remained far more consistent before and after his split with the Catholic church than is generally assumed.

Here is a research paper that was written for an upper-level course on Tudor/Stuart English history during my Freshman year of college. In this paper, I argue that Henry VIII’s perspective on Eucharistic theology likely remained far more consistent before and after his split with the Catholic church than is generally assumed. The argumentative content of this paper is structured on a literary and rhetorical analysis of Henry VIII’s 1521 treatise Assertio Septem Sacramentorum.