Defender of the Faith


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Defender of the Faith

Henry VIII as defender of the papacy against Martin Luther (1521). [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 769–772]

Defender of the Faith

Henry VIII’s pre-Reformation title, conferred by Leo X. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 258]
See: Irony
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Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
We will see why Henry, a devout Catholic, rewarded by the Pope with the title, Defender Of The Faith for his book against Luther, rejected the papacy and placed the responsibility for the change in the hands of the ruthless Thomas Cromwell.
One of her titles is Defender of the Faith as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and, being the guardian of the Christian faith, she has established a real place for faith in public life and, amazingly, among other religions as well.
For recently in these pages did the squire scribble that of five potential contenders for defender of the faith, three are up for election in May, leaving only two guaranteed to be around to fight the fight - Cllr Paula Keaveney and .
Pope Leo X conferred the title Defender of the Faith upon which British king?
Tess Livingstone, George Pell: Defender of the Faith Down Under, 2004 (American edition), $18.
The Prince has already declared that he would be happy to see the monarch's title of Defender of the Faith change to Defender of Faith, including Muslims and Hindus.
Number of Followers: 973,294 QUEEN, Defender of the Faith, Head of the Commonwealth, wife to the DoE, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother - actually this is not the real head of state, but a very popular parody account.
MOST people in England believe the Queen and future monarchs should retain the title of Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, a survey has shown.
IN FEBRUARY 1952, Princess Elizabeth formally proclaimed herself Queen and Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith.
Why did someone who basked in the title Defender of the Faith become Christendom's greatest heretic?
I'm going to appeal to the Queen because she is the defender of the faith in this country, and I'm a subject.