Tuesday, July 06, 2010
ENGLAND'S ROYAL MONSTER - APOSTATE, MURDERER AND PLUNDERER OF CHRIST'S CHURCH - PART I OBSESSION AND SACRILEGE
He was the most dazzling King of his time. Noted since his youth for his handsome good looks, athleticism and intellectual achievements, his court was the destination for the great achievers of his time. But, of late, things had begun to sour a little. Foreign adventures and his heavy gambling had left him cash-strapped. His wife had failed to produce a male heir, and his Chancellor , the Pope's Legate a Latere, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey had failed to secure from the Pope an Annulment of his marriage. This was particularly irritating because he did want a male heir, and his roving eye had fixed its attention on a very likely lass among his Queen's Ladies in Waiting : Ann Boleyn, He was of course King Henry VIII of England.