On this day in history, in 1533, King Henry VIII was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII for defying the church and divorcing his wife, Catherine of Aragon. These things simply did not happen in the church, you know. We know how that went for unfortunate Anne, and Jane, and Anne, and Catherine and Catherine… the poor dears.
There are so many wonderful novels written about this King and his treachery and his women. It’s difficult to separate their almost mythic story from the horrible facts of the history. They remain favorites of mine. :) Do you have a favorite novel about King Henry VIII and his ladies?
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