Friday, October 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: Papal Disagreement

When his wife Catherine of Aragon did not produce a male heir for King Henry VIII, the King wanted a divorce. When the Pope refused to grant him a divorce, King Henry VIII decided to break from the Catholic Church forever and divorced anyway.  

15 comments:

  1. And that's how we got Anglicans. Episcopalians to you Americans. Whatever.

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  2. Learning about different parts of history is always very cool.

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  3. wow what a badass :) but i've read about kings who killed their wives because they couldn't give him a male descendant,so divorcing seems to be the better option

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  4. Yes, that's how the Church of England commenced.

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  6. it happened more because he was seduced by horrid Anne Boleyn, than because Catherine couldn't give him a male heir.

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  7. Damn. He must have really wanted that divorce...

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  8. King can do whatever he wants I guess

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  10. I saw the series " The Tudors" and it deals with this subject . I think she was a beloved queen in spite of all the "dirty tricks" his husband made against her. Kisses:)

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  11. Such a charming man... *roll eyes!*

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  12. I wrote about the church where the marriage was officially annulled, as it is a town near to where we live.

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  13. I forget how many wives he had executed. Anne Boleyn was one of them. Was Katherine Howard another one? Hmmm... Can't remember.

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