Henry VIII

Henry VIII

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  • One day, in King Henry VIII's throne room...
  • Your Majesty, I will deliver your message to the pope immediately. 
  • Messenger, tell Pope Clement that my marriage to Catherine of Aragon must be annulled. Immediately!
  • Soon after, at the Vatican...
  • But, Pope Clement...
  • Very well. I will bring this news to the King, but he is not going to like this!!
  • Tell Henry he cannot get his marriage to Catherine annulled. Her nephew is the Holy Roman Emperor! It would be unfit.
  • No buts! There is no way for Henry to remain a devout Catholic and get this annulled!
  • When the messenger returned to King Henry...
  • I will find a way around this, mark my words...
  • I'm sorry Your majesty!
  • What do you mean? This is outrageous!
  • So the King went behind Pope Clements back, and decided to marry Anne Boleyn
  • Of course, Your Majesty, but I am willing to wed you secretly anyway.
  • Are you sure that you understand that the pope will not annul my first marriage?
  • And the new Archbishop, Thomas Cranmer, decided he would annul Henry's first marriage to Catherine of Aragon
  • Thank you, Archbishop. We will forever be grateful to you.
  • Of course I shall annul your first marriage! As the new archbishop, it would be my honor.  Congratulations on your new union!
  • Not long after, Henry beheaded his second wife, and found himself a third. Maybe this time he would have a son...
  • Of course not, Henry. I would never go against your judgement. Especially now that Parliament has signed the Act of Supremacy and you are the head of the Church of England! The Catholics just weren't keeping up with the times. 
  • I'm sorry, Jane. Unfortunately however, my wife just HAD to be beheaded. I know you won't follow in her footsteps, right?
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