By Suzannah Lipscomb

Henry VIII is understood stereotypically as a chunky, covetous, and crafty king whose urge for food for worldly items met few parallels, whose other halves met infamously untimely ends, and whose faith used to be mostly political in reason. through targeting a pivotal yr within the lifetime of Henry, this examine strikes past the sketch to bare a fuller portrait of this complicated monarch. In 1536, Henry met many failures—physical, own, and political—and emerged from them a special guy and a progressive new king who proceeded to remodel a kingdom and a faith.

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The year began, from Henry’s perspective, well. On 7 January, Katherine of Aragon, Henry’s estranged (and denied) first wife, died. Yet, only a couple of weeks later, a series of less propitious acts occurred. Henry fell from his horse while jousting. He was unconscious for two hours and observers feared the worst. 43 56 Despite the official pronouncements of his rude health, the fall appears to have burst open an old injury which would never properly heal and meant that this great athlete of the tiltyard would never joust again.

There he told Chapuys that he believed Katherine would not live long, and when they spoke a little later, that she was in extremis and he would hardly find her alive. After each of these comments, Henry immediately directed Chapuys’ attention to foreign affairs. He emphasized the strained relationship between Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, and England, reiterating his hope that Katherine’s death would remove all the difficulties between them, so that ‘if she died you would have no cause to trouble yourself about the affairs of this kingdom’.

She had always stayed true to Henry. 2 Henry’s feelings for her were quite different. Before Chapuys rode to be at Katherine’s deathbed, Henry had called him for a meeting. There he told Chapuys that he believed Katherine would not live long, and when they spoke a little later, that she was in extremis and he would hardly find her alive. After each of these comments, Henry immediately directed Chapuys’ attention to foreign affairs. He emphasized the strained relationship between Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, and England, reiterating his hope that Katherine’s death would remove all the difficulties between them, so that ‘if she died you would have no cause to trouble yourself about the affairs of this kingdom’.

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