Eustace Chapuys and the tyrannical Henry VIII

Posted By on January 26, 2015

Eustace ChapuysJust a few days ago, I wrote about Henry VIII being unhorsed by his opponent during a joust at Greenwich Palace on 24th January 1536, an accident which one source claimed led to the king being unconscious for over two hours.

Whether or not the king was unconcious for that long, it was serious enough for Henry VIII to give up jousting and it may also have had other consequences. But you can read more about that in my article Henry VIII’s Jousting Accident. What I want to draw your attention to here is a quotation from the report of Eustace Chapuys, imperial ambassador, in which he appears to be comparing Henry VIII to a Greek tyrant who was responsible for a reign of terror.

Click here to read my article “Did Chapuys call Henry VIII a tyrant?” and do share your thoughts.