submission of the Clergy

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By the submission, which convocation passed on 15 May 1532, the English church surrendered its right to make provincial ecclesiastical laws independently of the king. It promised to issue no new canons without royal licence, and to submit existing canons to a royally appointed committee for revision. Sir Thomas More, a supporter of church immunities, surrendered the lord chancellorship the following day.

Subjects: Christianity — British History.

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