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1542 – Witchcraft Becomes a Capital Offence
In 1542 Parliament passed the Witchcraft Act which defined witchcraft as a crime punishable by death.
1534 – Church of England Formed
Henry VIII breaks with Rome to form The Church of England
He becomes Supreme Head of the new Church of England
1509 – Henry VIII Succeeds to the Throne
Famous for his six wives.
He reigned until his death in 1547
1348 – Black Death
The Black Death was to kill 1.5 million people in Britain between 1348 and 1350.
It is estimated that up to 45% of the population of Essex could have been killed.