REVISITING ENGLAND'S ROYAL MONSTER PART I
|HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II|
60 YEARS REIGNING
In the midst of this season of commemorations, we will also run across the 503rd Anniversary of her predecessor King Henry VIII on 21st April, 1509. He was a bird of a different feather entirely. He bullied the Parliament into changing the Law of England to suit his convenience, overturned the ancient traditions of the Realm for the same purpose and gave himself a new Title of Supreme Head of the Church in England, which was later adjusted and which the Queen still bears and fulfils : Head of the Church of England. This is the corrupt foundation upon which the Monarchy of England currently stands. It is a foundation of Law not ancestry, for the Monarchical Line has been changed on several occasions to keep the line Protestant since the time of Henry's daughter Elizabeth I. And since the time of Henry VIII it has stood upon a history of murder, torture, grand theft , apostasy and Sacrilege.
Because very many more people now read our Blog than when we first published these items 17 months ago, and having regard to the current interest in the monarchy, we have decided to re-run three posts on "England's Royal Monster" over the next three days. We hope you will gain from them a fuller understanding of why things are as they are.
ENGLAND'S ROYAL MONSTER - KING HENRY VIII
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.