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Always complicated to speculate, but my opinion is that Henry VIII would not have looked to divorce. A singularly important task for an English monarch is to secure a male heir. If they have a son that task is accomplished.Henry's religious beliefs in the beginning favor Roman Catholicism. Early on, He wrote in defense of the faith. I don't think the English monarchy would have stayed under the authority of the Papacy though. England at its heart has always been radical in its politics. l don't pretend to know enough about the Wars of Spanish succession to hazard even a guess and your historical timeline is forever altered by this hypothetical male heir of Henry and Katherine. Hope this was not a "take home exam"