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Anne the sword/Katherine the axe
May 5, 2012
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MegC
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Sharon said

Notice Henry didn’t attend any of these killings. It was easy for Henry to order the execution of people. He never had to see them again or give them another thought. Once he got the verdict he wanted, his job was done. I suppose he felt he was being merciful by not burning Katherine.

Clearly, Henry does not follow the ways of the North. In the words of Ned Stark:

“A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”

"We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams…"

May 5, 2012
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Hi Meg,
Where you been? Good to see ya.
A very appropriate quote for Henry. Love Ned Stark.

May 9, 2012
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Hey! I don’t even know where I’ve been, but it just occurred to me the other day that I haven’t been around in months! Crazy! So many new names I don’t even recognize!

And, yes, I do believe if there was a ruler who managed to view death as some abstract thing rather than the sad reality it was, it was Henry.

"We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams…"

May 9, 2012
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MegC said

Hey! I don’t even know where I’ve been, but it just occurred to me the other day that I haven’t been around in months! Crazy! So many new names I don’t even recognize!

And, yes, I do believe if there was a ruler who managed to view death as some abstract thing rather than the sad reality it was, it was Henry.

Henry was a believe quite heartless, ruthless and cold blooded when it came to death, or should I say executions, once he had made his mind up a person was guilty he simply just airbrushed them out of exsistence. The Duke of Buckingham when he was executed simply hadn’t existed, however Anne was a different story he never forgot her or forgave himself for her death and I think it tormented him for the rest of his life. He perhaps got a breif respite from it when he married K.H but once he found out that she had been a naughty girl etc, it came back to him 10 fold and some, which was perhaps why he was so brokenhearted and desolate after her demise. He simply could live with it or himself. Serves that sad git right too

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May 9, 2012
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KH seemed to be a bit of almost instant Karma for what he did to Anne.

May 10, 2012
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Janet said

KH seemed to be a bit of almost instant Karma for what he did to Anne.

Yeah I think the same with Cromwell, the extra hacks were for the innocents he had helped put to death.

"It is however but Justice, & my Duty to declre that this amiable Woman was entirely innocent of the Crimes with which she was accused, of which her Beauty, her Elegance, & her Sprightliness were sufficient proofs..." Jane Austen.

May 10, 2012
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MegC said

Clearly, Henry does not follow the ways of the North. In the words of Ned Stark:

“A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”

Good to see you back, Meg!
Ah, poor Ned Stark – I can see someone like him ending up as one of Henry’s victims…

May 11, 2012
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Who is this Ned Stark? I shall have to away and do some googling…

Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves - Boudica addressing the tribes Circa AD60

May 11, 2012
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^ Ned Stark is a character from the ‘Game of Thrones’ books. Played by the rather yummy Sean Bean in the TV show Smile

May 11, 2012
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Maggy,
I finally knew something and didn’t have to ask. Game of Thrones is a series of books and a TV series on HBO. If you get a chance to either read the books, I think there are 7 of them, or watch the series, you should. It takes place in a fictional world, so you don’t have keep saying, that’s not what happened. I’m loving it.

May 11, 2012
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Beheading by axe is gruesome, wasn’t it the Duke of Marlborough that had to endure endless strokes then eventually the executioner resorted to hacking his head off with a knife! Makes you shudder……uggghhhhhh

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I think the way the Middle East decapitate people is even worse. They saw the head off with a knife and it can take up to ten minutes. And that’s what’s still happening in the twenty-first century. Truly awful.

May 11, 2012
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Sophie1536 said

Beheading by axe is gruesome, wasn’t it the Duke of Marlborough that had to endure endless strokes then eventually the executioner resorted to hacking his head off with a knife! Makes you shudder……uggghhhhhh

Sophie, I think you mean the James Duke of Monmouth. He was Charles 2nd bastard by Lucy Walter.. It took 5 strokes I bbelieve and then the executioner finished him off with a knife..

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Boleyn said

Sophie1536 said

Beheading by axe is gruesome, wasn’t it the Duke of Marlborough that had to endure endless strokes then eventually the executioner resorted to hacking his head off with a knife! Makes you shudder……uggghhhhhh

Sophie, I think you mean the James Duke of Monmouth. He was Charles 2nd bastard by Lucy Walter.. It took 5 strokes I bbelieve and then the executioner finished him off with a knife..

Thankyou for correcting my mistake, I knew I’d read something along those lines. Truly awful.

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When Charles 1st was executed he wore 2 shirts the reason being was because he didn’t want the crowd to think he was shaking because he was scared. He aparently felt the edge of the axe before he knelt down and said to the headsman “Tis a sharp enough remedy to all my troubles”
If the headman had to lop off more than a few heads that day the axe could get blunt quite quickly so it would sometimes take a fair few strokes to lop off someone’s head. So things did get a bit messy, especially if he slipped on the person who he’d just executed blood when he swung the axe down..
By the way today is the 17th May Mark Smeaton, George Boleyn, Weston Norris and Brereton, went to their death in 1536. Gone but not forgotten 5 innocent men killed all because of one man’s jealously and paranoia.

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Bella44 said

^ Ned Stark is a character from the ‘Game of Thrones’ books. Played by the rather yummy Sean Bean in the TV show Smile

To quote from the film Mrs Doubtfire.. He’s a stud muffin (Sean Bean that is)
And he did end up as one of Henry’s victims as he played Robert Aske in the Ray Winstone version of Henry V111, and he was a stud muffin in that too..LOL.

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