March 7 – The Great Comet and The Pope threatens Henry VIII

Posted By on March 7, 2022

This day in Tudor history, 7th March 1556, was one of the days on which the Great Comet, or the Comet of Charles V, was seen and recorded by Paul Fabricius, mathematician and physician at the court of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Find out all about the Great Comet of 1556, what it looked like and how Emperor Charles V saw it as an ominous portent in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 7th March 1530, Pope Clement VII threatened to excommunicate Henry VIII if he married again.

Henry, of course, wanted to set aside his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and marry his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn.

Find out all about that in this video…

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