Henry VIII: Renaissance Prince and King

| June 15, 2010

Henry VIII: Renaissance Prince and King

Before I launch into a series of posts on members of the Boleyn family, I’d first like to consider King Henry VIII. After last week’s post on Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, I received emails and comments from people wondering how, and why, Henry changed from the young, handsome, idealistic and virtuous King […]

Henry VIII – Henry the Great?

| April 21, 2010

Henry VIII – Henry the Great?

On this day in history, on the 21st April 1509, Henry VII died and his son Henry VIII came to the throne. Henry VIII was not born to be king, in that he was the second son, but one could argue that he was definitely born to be king when you consider his character! Henry […]