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:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

Learning about different parts of history is always very cool.

Sammie said...

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

Margaret-whiteangel said...

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

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DEZMOND said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

King can do whatever he wants I guess

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Pilar Domínguez said...

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:)

Christine said...

I knew this!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Being a king, he could make his own rules.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Kay said...

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