The payment of annates to the See of Rome was a grievance, both among clergy and laity, of very ancient standing.
Abbots, mitred:division of opinion on the annates Bill, 187.
The annates were transferred to the crown; never more was an English bishop to receive his pallium from Rome.
In England the collection and payment of annates to the pope was prohibited in 1531 by statute.
He still wished if possible to win him to his side, and before the end of 1532 he obtained from Parliament an Act of annates.
By reason of his translation to the see of Lisieux he owed Rome annates to the amount of 400 golden florins.
Tribute in the shape of annates went next; the appellate jurisdiction was now to follow.
The Commons were not more enthusiastic about the bill restraining the (p. 290) payment of annates to the Court at Rome.
Was he not, moreover, withholding his assent from the Act of annates, which would deprive the Pope of large revenues?
They gave him a right to all the annates and tithes of benefices which had formerly been paid to the court of Rome.