Where did Henry VIII find the priests to administer the services? How were they bound? Could (or did) any priests refuse to follow the new ways? Why were only the monks targeted for dissolution?
I have found several timelines and history papers, but none of them openly address the question of what the average person would have experienced. After queen Elizabeth I Protestants and Catholics were legally allowed to live side by side (although the Church of England was still the one official Church with the Monarch at the head) but I can find nothing concerning 'indoctrination' of the priests. Did the act of supremacy just "assume" that each individual priest had made their vows to King Henry? Did they retain individual autonomy? How soon were sacrament changes introduced to church services, particularly in regard to the open confession system adopted by the Church of England? Did any priests, or entire congregations simply act on their own accord, and or continue vowing allegiance to the pope?
P.S. Please, I'm really interested primarily in the question of the open and general confession system. So if anyone knows when that was introduced please let me know!