Henrys, wives and stuff
Posted by Caroline on September 07, 1998 at 18:12:13:
In response to Feeling a Bit Foolish, written by Misty Ann Khan on September 07, 1998 at 14:53:32
] Okay, I'm starting to feel a bit naive here - you'll have to forgive my knowledge of the Regency period since it is pretty much restricted to my Jane Austen readings - but, how can a baby (even a newborn) fit into a warming pan? Or, was that your point?
Well, seriously, I've seen some big warmingpans, and some tiny newborns.And the rumour did cause a lot of kerfuffle at the time.He was a very unpopular monarch. And King James was before the Regency, by quite a long way....they booted him out in 1689.
And as for Henry VIII, he had six wives..Catherine, Anne, Jane , Ann, Catherine, Catherine. (What was that about Jane Austen's heroines?). And what happened to them was ;divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
The split with Catholicism came because of two things. 1) he argued with the Pope about over English revenues, which the Vatican was trying to control(and grab) 2) He wanted to divorce his first wife of twenty years becuse it was becoming obvious she couldn't give him an heir, and the Pope wouldn't agree to it. The end result was that the Pope excommunicated him, and in so doing, excommunicated the whole English Nation. So Henry made himself head of the Church, and that was the end of Papish Rule in England!
Misty, I want to apologise for being a bit facetious before. Usually I try to be absolutely straight, otherwise I get in to trouble. I can only blame this one on the Full moon ;-)
- No apologies, please! Misty Ann Khan 14:10:37 9/09/98 (0)
- Defender of the Faith Constanza 10:07:32 9/08/98 (1)
- Henry VIII and Catholicism P. Bingham 13:02:39 9/10/98 (0)
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