ENGLAND'S ROYAL MONSTER APOSTATE, MURDERER AND PLUNDERER OF CHRIST'S CHURCH
Technical problems with Google indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December 2009. This post first appeared on 6th July 2010.
|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 the King's 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.
|Cardinal Wolsey Archbishop of York|
|Saint John Fisher Bishop of Rochester|