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Henry VIII is virtually an industry in his own right. Dominic Sandbrook: Let Us Entertain You II: In With the Old
Her whole world collapsed in just three weeks. Anne knew she was innocent. But at last she chose to accept her fate with dignity. Suzannah Lipscomb & Dan Jones, Henry VIII and His Six Wives II, Channnel 5 2016
The Pope was the official head of the Church in England. And gave Henry the title Defender of the Faith for his loyal zeal. Yet it was this same Henry that eventually brought the Reformation to England. Ann Widdecombe, Christianity: A History s1e5: Reformation, Channel 4 2009
Henry – the man who without ever really meaning to would turn Catholic England into a Protestant nation ... In 1509 King Henry VII died and his seventeen-year-old son came into his own. The young King was a spectacular sight. You could practically smell the testosterone. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Burning Convictions, BBC 2000
Her name was Anne Boleyn ... Anne Boleyn entered the glittering dangerous world of the Tudor Court. Physically, she was no raving beauty. ibid.
For the first time in English law it was a crime just to say things. ibid.
King Henry’s relationship with the Church has broken down at home and abroad since his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. The British III: Revolution, Sky Atlantic 2012
He was also responsible for the destruction of many of England’s priceless religious treasures, changing the face of British culture for ever ... Was Henry more patron or plunderer? Dr Jonathan Foyle, Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? I BBC 2012
April 1509: Henry VII has died. His twenty-four-year reign has been marked by profound unpopularity. ibid.
Tapestries: for Wolsey and Henry these represented the principle form of Tudor visual culture in palaces. ibid.
Henry’s building [New Hall] reinforced the importance of family and of his regal dynasty; Wolsey’s building [Hampton Court] projected his personal magnificence and learning. The two men shared a love of art, display and opulence. ibid.
Rome had refused to sanction Henry’s divorce of Catherine. Henry now rejected Rome. Dr Jonathan Foyle, Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer? II
Henry decided on doctrine; his was the Word of God. ibid.
Their power was about to come crashing down and with it the most wonderful architectural legacy. ibid.
It’s time for Your Grace to weigh his past life and to seek for God’s mercy through Christ. Henry VIII and His Six Wives 1973 starring Keith Michell & Donald Pleasence & Charlotte Rampling & Jane Asher & Frances Cuka & Lynne Frederick & Jenny Bos & Barbara Leigh-Hunt & Brian Blessed et al, director Waris Hussein, side-kick at deathbed
Whom should a man trust in this world when there is no thing real in it? ibid. Henry
18th May 1536 dawn the Tower of London ... After just three years of marriage he [Henry VIII] has sanctioned her death ... Anne Boleyn waits to go to the scaffold. Days that Shook the World s2e10: Affairs of the Crown, BBC 2004
Early in 1526 Henry VIII became fascinated with Anne. He began to write her a stream of love letters. Unfortunately, Henry is already married to Catherine of Aragon. ibid.
Around a thousand people have gathered to watch her execution. ibid.
These are difficult times, Thomas. The King and Queen once happily married now barely speak. Failure to provide a male heir has consumed them. The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 starring Natalie Portman & Scarlett Johansson & Eddie Redmayne & Eric Bana & Jim Sturgess & Kristin Scott Thomas & Mark Rylance & Ana Torrent & David Morrissey & Benedict Cumberbatch et al, director Justin Chadwick, geezer
What special talent is it you have apart from your obvious youth and beauty? ibid. Queen
You stole the King and then you betrayed me over Henry Percy. ibid. Anne to Mary
Love is of no value without power and position. ibid. Anne to Mary
I am Catherine. Queen of England. The King’s one true wife. ibid. Catherine
Wretched and disgraced, Sir Thomas Boleyn died two years later. ibid. caption
Many believe she was the victim of a terrible injustice. ibid.
On 26th August 1537 the son of a Putney brewer came here to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle to be initiated into England’s highest order of chivalry by Henry VIII. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, Henry VIII's Enforcer: The Rise & Fall of Thomas Cromwell, BBC 2013
In many accounts Thomas Cromwell is one of the nastiest people ever to hold power in England. ibid.
He was a pioneering and principled statesman. ibid.
English kings and queens had to include parliament in all the great decisions of state. ibid.
Cromwell was responsible for dissolving up to eight hundred monasteries and religious houses across England and Wales. ibid.
Cromwell’s Act was the first step towards a comprehensive Poor Law plan which was finally passed in 1597 by an Elizabethan parliament. ibid.
Cromwell had cemented the great divide between the Church of England and the Church of Rome. ibid.
Cromwell fell from the King’s favour. ibid.
Henry VIII is the most infamous monarch in English history … The six Queens were phenomenal individuals. Suzannah Lipscomb & Dan Jones, Henry VIII & His Six Wives aka Henry VIII’s Wives at War, Channel 5 2016
So why did Henry choose Catherine? … She was ready to fight to defend her husband’s crown. ibid.
She captivated King Henry VIII and together they destroyed the Queen – Catherine of Aragon. But Anne grew too confident, and she paid for the crown with her life. Suzannah Lipscomb & Dan Jones, Henry VIII and His Six Wives II
Henry VIII had a terrifying jousting accident. He still had no male heir. ibid.
Her whole world collapsed in just three weeks. Anne knew she was innocent. But at last she chose to accept her fate with dignity. ibid.
Henry made his most disastrous marriage yet to Anne of Cleves. Suzannah Lipscomb & Dan Jones, Henry VIII and His Six Wives III
Not everyone shared Henry’s high opinion of Jane. ibid.
Henry had fallen for the beautiful Catherine Howard, Anne’s teenage lady in waiting. ibid.
He got rid of Anne in less than three weeks. ibid.
After four failed marriages, Henry VIII wed the ravishing Catherine Howard – teenage wife of his dreams. Suzannah Lipscomb & Dan Jones, Henry VIII and His Six Wives IV
His final wife Catherine Parr appeared to be more obedient. But she wasn’t all that she seemed. ibid.
Henry believed he had finally found his perfect wife; but he didn’t live long enough to enjoy it. ibid.
On 24th June 1509 Henry VII’s son, Henry VIII, was crowned … No-one could have guessed how radical even revolutionary it would prove to be. Monarchy by David Starkey s2e2: King and Emperor, Channel 4 2005
His brother Arthur died suddenly of a fever followed soon after by his beloved mother. ibid.
One of Henry’s first acts as King was to marry his brother’s widow … six years his senior. ibid.
Rome instead was the obstacle that had delayed his divorce for five long years. ibid.
More refused the oath and he was imprisoned. ibid.