"The head of my church in that sense is in England." "That is exactly what I am saying. The head of your church is in your country. He has sent you here as his messenger. And you have also appointed your own messengers and servants. Or let me take another example, the District Commissioner. He is sent by your king."

Mr. Brown and Akunna talk about the Church of England. This church existed during the Roman Empire but became independent from the authority of the Pope during the reign of Henry VIII; he wanted to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon for Anne Boleyn. With the Act of Supremacy in 1534, the King accidentally himself “the only Supreme Head in Earth of the Church of England.” He passed the Treasons Act in 1534 which declared death penalty on any subject who did not recognize the King as the head of the Church of England.