31 March 1532 – Henry VIII is much displeased

| March 31, 2017

On this day in history, 31st March 1532, King Henry VIII was “much displeased” with the Easter Sunday sermon preached by Princess Mary’s confessor, Friar William Peto, in the King’s presence at Greenwich’s Franciscan chapel. Rather than preaching on the Easter story and focusing on Christ’s victory and resurrection, Friar Peto chose to preach on […]

31 March 1532 – A displeasing sermon for Henry VIII

| March 31, 2016

31 March 1532 – A displeasing sermon for Henry VIII

31st March 1532 was Easter Sunday and Henry VIII attended a service at the chapel of the Observant Friars at Greenwich. There, he listened to a sermon by Friar William Peto, Provincial of England (leader of the Observant Friars in England) and a man who acted as confessor to Queen Catherine of Aragon and Princess […]

31st March 1532 – Friar Peto’s Easter Sermon

| March 31, 2013

31st March 1532 – Friar Peto’s Easter Sermon

On Easter Sunday 1532, 31st March, Princess Mary’s confessor, Friar William Peto, preached a rather controversial sermon in the King’s presence at Greenwich’s Franciscan chapel. Instead of focusing on the Easter story and Christ’s resurrection, Peto, who supported Catherine of Aragon, spoke on 1 Kings 22, in which Micaiah shares his prophecies with King Ahab, […]