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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Defender of the Faith

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A title conferred by Pope Leo X. in 1521 upon Henry VIII. for his defence of the Catholic faith in a treatise against Luther, and retained ever since by the sovereigns of England, though revoked by Pope Paul III. in 1535 in consequence of Henry's apostasy.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Defender of the Faith'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/defender-of-the-faith.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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