Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fact of the Day: Church of England Children

While the Church of England was created because King Henry VIII was forced to break from the Catholic Church, other faiths broke away from the Church of England. The most notable spin-offs include English dissenters, Brethren, Puritans, Free Church of England, Episcopal Church, Quakers, and Methodists. 

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  1. Now this is something I totally didn't know.

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  2. Damn they sure crumbled into the many

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    1. My paternal family were mostly Methodists. But I don't think things really mattered there.

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  4. My grandfather was a very strict Church of England no-nonsense kind of man. Not a lot of fun, let me tell you!

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  5. That's interesting. I always enjoy learning more about other churches

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  6. My ancestors were mostly Baptist, except for a Quaker here and a Catholic there. Have a wonderful day.

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  7. Presently here on the TV (ABC) there is a BBC series on the wives of "Randy" Henry VIII............strangely it more or less points to Catherine of Aragon, his first wife, as the "love of his life".
    He only divorced her because she was unable to conceive again after the birth of her daughter, Mary.
    All this maybe wouldn't have happened if Catherine had produced a male heir and also a "spare male" heir. They had a bad habit way back then of dying early due to numerous ailments and poor (Deplorable to Disgusting) remedies in health, cleanliness and nutrition.
    Colin

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  8. So many problems because some men can't keep their zippers up!

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