I have some things to say about the U.S Civil War community but first I am writing a quick message to let everyone know that the blog is open to request for guest posters! If you are interested in being a regular writer on the site or want to just have some of your work appear on the blog once then please let me know! I would be happy to have you!
In today’s post I will be sharing the second part of a two part series written by Paul Hemphill from his blog In That Howling Infinite as he covers the 1530s and the historical significance of Henry VIII’s reign and the upheaval brought about by his “great matter’ and divorce from Catherine of Aragon and breaking away from the Catholic Church.
In this letter Cranmer writes of the official divorce of Henry VIII from Catherine of Aragon and the coronation of Henry’s next Queen, Anne Boleyn. He speaks of the legal meeting in which Catherine was informed that the King rejected the Pope’s authority over the marriage and of the obvious pregnancy of Anne at her coronation ceremony.