Rev. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch
History of the Church, University of Oxford

Henry VIII Renaissance Medal
Object number: HCR6591


On Henry VIII and the Founding of the Church of England Minted at London in 1545, this medal shows a bust of Henry VIII, with inscriptions in Hebrew and Greek on the reverse. As a consequence of Henry’s break with Rome in 1533, he claimed to be 'Supreme head of Church of England.'


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