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Do you think that England would have become a constitutional monarchy without the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants?
Religion was another great issue which brought the Stuart monarchs into conflict with Parliament. [ The theory of absolute monarchy logically implies not only that the king be politically sovereign, but also that he dominate the economic and religious life of his kingdom. Absolute rulers, whether Catholic or Protestant, have always favored a single established religion under their control.
But the break with Rome opened the door for more radical reformers from the continent to come to England to change the theological basis of the Church in a more Protestant direction. Martin Luther and John Calvin had challenged the belief in saints, miracles, the number of the sacraments, the episcopal organization of the church, and above all the nature of the Mass. More information: ]
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