English Reformation.

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      The English Reformation was an offshoot of the larger Protestant Reformation that began in Germany in the early sixteenth century. German monk Martin Luther started the Reformation to protest what he saw as the abuses and excesses of the Roman Catholic Church, including its corruption and claims of sole religious authority. Instead of reforming as Luther had intended, the church excommunicated him. This led to a split in the Catholic Church that eventually gave rise to Lutheranism and many other branches of Protestant Christianity throughout the formerly Catholic Europe. Portrait of Henry VIII of England. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons