More to Papal row than just lust (From The Northern Echo)

“It’s made me think a very different way about Henry. From Rome, you don’t see a Tudor tyrant. You see a midranking northern monarch. Sometimes he has influence, often he doesn’t.”

Mid-ranking northern monarch. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Besides what it says about the divorce from Catherine of Aragon (which isn’t entirely new, but at least Dr. Fletcher puts it at the front of the queue), it’s nice to see a historian of Tudor England noting that Tudor England wasn’t exactly at the center of the known universe. Check this out:

via More to Papal row than just lust (From The Northern Echo).

About Paul Lockhart

I'm a history professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio...and I write books about history.
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