William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man and how it got into Henry VIII’s hands

| October 2, 2017

William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man and how it got into Henry VIII’s hands

On 2nd October 1528 English reformer and Bible translator William Tyndale published his most influential book, The Obedience of the Christian Man and How Christian Rulers Ought to Govern. This book features in a story about Anne Boleyn, which is told by both George Wyatt, grandson of Thomas Wyatt the Poet, and the 17th century […]

Catherine of Aragon – Right to fight?

| January 29, 2016

Catherine of Aragon – Right to fight?

Today is the anniversary of Catherine of Aragon’s burial at Peterborough Abbey in 1536, so I just wanted to pose a question: “Was Catherine of Aragon right in fighting for her marriage and not accepting the annulment?” I’d love to hear your views on this so please do leave a comment. Allow me first to […]

Are the Religious Divisions of Tudor Times Still Alive Today?

| June 10, 2011

Are the Religious Divisions of Tudor Times Still Alive Today?

I’m not sure what it is about Fridays but I always seem to be getting on my soapbox on Fridays and here I am again ready to fight the world and shout my opinion from the roof tops (or my soapbox or high horse!)! Today’s rant was sparked off by an email I received from […]

Sir Thomas More

| July 6, 2009

Sir Thomas More

On this day in history – 6th July 1535 – Sir Thomas More was executed on Tower Hill at the Tower of London. This man, who was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886, canonized in 1935 and called “the heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians” by Pope John Paul II in 2000, ended his […]