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Henry’s Love Life – A Poem by Ann Nonny

| December 5, 2013

Henry’s Love Life – A Poem by Ann Nonny

Here’s a little jokey ditty by Ann Nonny, author of “The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection”. I hope it brightens your day! Henry loved his first wife, Till she began to waddle; And then, despite her loyalty, He got a younger model. Henry loved his second wife, But despite her charm […]

Ye Ole Bachelor by Tiffany Jansen

| September 29, 2012

Announcer: This season on Ye Ole Bachelor… [Camera picks up an aerial shot of Windsor castle before fading in to a still of a rotund Henry VIII] Henry: [voice over]There are some absolutely incredible women. Narrowing it down to one is going to be one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do. [Camera […]

Bring up the Baubles by M. Fettiplace

| September 29, 2012

He, Cromwell, was having a bad morning. Last night Henry had boxed his ears, he had barely slept, and had already had an interview with that insipid Jane Seymour that morning. “What will I talk to him about, Master Secretary?” he imitated, squeakily under his breath, as he thundered down the hall. Then she had […]

Mary Gives Up Henry by Michelle Simmons

| September 29, 2012

Mary is on her knees in front of Henry in his bedroom, hoping he’ll listen to her before he gets carried away. ‘Henry I must inform you I am, once again, pregnant’, she waits silently for his reaction. ‘Oh what did you let that happen for? Haven’t you seen Catherine? I can’t go back to […]

Pat Getz Second Entry

| September 29, 2012

Anne Boleyn reached the top of the scaffold stairs and stopped in front of the executioner. She leaned in to him and whispered angrily “Is this the only form of employment you could find”? “How do you sleep at night, you scum-bag”? “Usually on my back, M’lady, but sometimes I do tend to kind of […]

The First Wives Club of Henry VIII by Paulla Hunter Schreiner

| September 29, 2012

On the 31 January 1547 in the Queen’s bedroom at Hampton Court, Palace, a very strange meeting occurred. The official charter gathering of the First Wives of Henry VIII both incarnate and in spiritus transpired. Catherine Parr sent out the call. Anne of Cleaves, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Parr and Catherine Howard all heeded […]

Pat Getz

| September 29, 2012

Katherine of Aragon was in a huff. She wanted to punch that uppity young lady in waiting in the face. That Anne Boleyn. Why did Henry have her brought to court anyway? Didn’t she already have 15 ladies in waiting? Katherine , standing at a window, whirled round in anger to face the King. “But […]

The Passionate Monarch to His Love by Sonetka

| September 29, 2012

Come wed with me and be my Queen A glorious future I’ve foreseen. Our dynasty long years will run, Once God bestows on us a son. Katherine, I’ll give thee lovers’ knots Thou’lt sew my shirts, and send the Scot’s Blood-spattered coat, a welcome joy For me, before we have our boy. Anne, for thy […]