Blog Posts - Henry Viii

Book Review: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I truly enjoyed Ms. Mantel’s writing, it is sharp, distinct and lively.

Five bizarre details that decisively changed the course of history. What drug used Moses

Some events that occurred over time result from the actions that historians sometimes refuse to consider.Throughout history there have been many legends that some details, seemingly insignificant, would have changed the world, as it was perceived bef...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 9, 2016

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Kent is sometimes described as the "loveliest castle in the world" and is a favourite destination of one day tours for tourists from London.Leeds Castle is known for its wide, glittering lake and 500 acres of beautifully manicured par...
by Devon Visitor on Feb 16, 2016

Hever Castle and Gardens

With its parapets, moat, ghosts, armour and gruesome torture devices, Hever Castle is what most people imagine a castle to be.The original Hever Castle was built in 1270. During the 15th and 16th centuries, Hever Castle was home to the powerful Boley...
by Devon Visitor on Nov 21, 2015

Reading Pathway: Ford Madox Ford

The symmetrically named Ford Madox Ford was actually born Ford Madox Hueffer on December 17, 1873. He changed his name in 1919, presumably because he thought it sounded too Germanic in the aftermath of World War I. Although Ford wrote … Continu...
by Book Riot on Nov 20, 2015

Deal Castle

Deal Castle in East Kent in the south east of England is along with nearby Walmer Castle, a major attraction of this part of the Kent coast.Deal Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 as an artillery fortress to protect England from ove...
by Devon Visitor on Nov 18, 2015

A student claims to have filmed a ghost!

Hampsheir Holly, aged 12 years, believes that the ghost of Lady Sibill surprised Penn, who served her Queen Elizabeth I. Holly Grey Lady ghost caught while his cousin photograph on Brook McGee, Hampton Court Palace, located on the River Thames, just...

Bushy Park

Bushy Park is the second largest of London's eight Royal Parks. Bushy Park is located in the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames close to Hampton Court Palace.Formerly deer-hunting grounds for King Henry VIII, Bushy Park still has large populations of Re...
by Devon Visitor on Feb 20, 2015

Everyman's Wyatt

This is the second of a series of essays meant to engage non-specialists, indeed, non-English majors, with the work of important poets. In spite of my own inclination toward the abstruse I mean to limit my focus to the discussion of only three or fo...
by Poetry on the Loose on Dec 1, 2014

Notes on Recent Reading 20 [Rowe, Stevenson, Issa]

Jane Shore [Rowe] Nicholas Rowe had edited his acknowledged master Shakespeare, and he would perhaps not be surprised to hear that a modern reader finds his own play Jane Shore suffers by comparison. Rowe’s entire effect depends on the delici...
by Poetry on the Loose on May 1, 2014

The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

The Private Life of Henry VIII.
by Film trailers World on Mar 21, 2014

A Charming Man

Thomas More was hard to dislike. “I am entirely devoted to this man,” wrote Italian scholar Niccolo Sagundino. “I often relax in his delightful company as one might lodge in some beautiful place. I never see him without his sending me away bett...
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 26, 2013

Hugh Latimer’s Light

It is a mistake to nail the English Reformation just to the door of King Henry VIII. While Henry broke relations with Rome, he still believed Catholic doctrine.
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 16, 2013


The “father of the English Bible” was apparently born in a hamlet near the Welsh border about 1490. He arrived at Oxford with a gift for languages and began studying the writings of the greatest linguist in the world, Erasmus. He pored over Erasm...
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 6, 2013

Pre-answers to Prayer

Pre-answers to Prayer Occasionally God answers our prayers before we offer them. William Tyndale put his life at risk when he decided to translate the Bible into the English language during the days of King Henry VIII. The church and government oppos...
by Laboring In The Lord on Oct 4, 2013


Problems? Pope Clement VII, son of Giuliano de’ Medici, was among the most unfortunate occupants of the Vatican. He was tall, slender, and moderately handsome, though wearing a “permanently sour” expression. He was upright and intelligent, but...
by Laboring In The Lord on Sep 25, 2013

2013 New Dracula Series

I am eagerly waiting the new Dracula tv series that stars one of my favorite actors, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula. If that were so, I'm glad he has centuries to score b*tches, because, I would like to take like this century, he has plenty more, b...
by Wicked Things Horror Blog on Sep 1, 2013

The Warrior Pope

The Warrior Pope Giuliano della Rovere began climbing the ecclesiastical ladder as a youth, aided by his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV. In 1503 Giuliano himself became Pope Julius II. He secured his office by promising the cardinals to seek their advice on i...
by Laboring In The Lord on Aug 21, 2013

VIII de Harriet M.Castor

Quand on lit la quatrième de couverture (qui n’est pas le résumé ci dessous) on s’attend à découvrir un nouvel aspect de la vie du roi d’Angleterre Henry VIII. On nous promet même de découvrir un roi comme on ne l’a jamais vu. « Oubl...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Jul 25, 2013

Arise, It Is Day!

Arise, It Is Day! Protestantism came of age amid the perils and persecutions of sixteenth-century England partly because of a brave man who was neither preacher nor politician—printer John Day. He was born during the reign of Henry VIII and entered...
by Laboring In The Lord on Jul 23, 2013

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