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Henry VIII: Crowned Monster

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

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    A spot of blood and grease on the pages of English history.

    Charles Dickens

    Something for the Weekend. The song Henry VIII by the endlessly
    talented folks at history for music lovers to the tune of the song Money by Abba.

    When he ascended to the throne of England Henry VIII was popularly known as the Golden Hope of England. His father Henry VII had never been loved by the people of England: a miser and a distinctly unheroic figure no matter what Shakespeare would write in Richard III. He had brought the end of the War of the Roses and peace to England, but that was about as much credit as his subjects would give the grasping, unlovable Henry Tudor. His son by contrast looked like an Adonis when young, strong and athletic. He had a sharp mind and had been well-educated, intended, ironically, for a career in the Church before the death of his elder brother Arthur. He was reputed, correctly, to be pious. He had considerable charism in his youth and knew how to make himself loved with a well timed laugh or smile, and loved he was, by the nobles, commons, his wife Katherine, and the Church. Few reigns started more auspiciously than that of Henry, eighth of that name.

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  2. SolomonVII

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    Suffice it to say there was no Henry IX.
     
  3. Virgil the Roman

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    Winston Churchill, the great English statesman and historian, in his magisterial History of the English Speaking Peoples has this to say about the executions of Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher:

     
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