Catalogue description Theological Tracts Henry VIII

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Reference: SP 6
Title: Theological Tracts Henry VIII

Documents (some formerly in SP 5) concerned chiefly with the Reformation and its advancement and enforcement - among them, sermons, parliamentary drafts and legislation, fragments of the Bishops' Book of 1537, as well as treatises on various theological subjects, including Henry VIII's divorce, papal authority and the royal supremacy. Most date from the 1530s.

The records may once have been part of Thomas Cromwell's archive.

Date: Henry VIII

The series was formed from a larger collection of documents in thirteen volumes called the Tractatus Theologici et Politici (see OBS 1/801/1).

Separated material:

Some former Tractatus documents are now in SP 1

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 12 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in microform only
Custodial history: The records were housed in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey until 1843 when they were moved first to Rolls House and then in 1854 to the new Public Record Office.
Publication note:

The records are calendared in Letters and Papers Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII ed J S Brewer J Gairdner and R H Brodie (London 1862-1932). Please speak to staff at the Map and Large Document Room enquiry desk for the precise location.

Unpublished finding aids:

See also Theological Tracts (formerly introductory note to SP 6)

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