Henry VIII

Henry VIII

What went wrong with Henry VIII?

Nancy Bilyeau takes a look at two recent books about King Henry VIII – Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII, and Henry VIII: the Life and Rule of England’s Nero

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Sir Thomas More

He may have considered becoming a monk but eventually decided to remain a layman after marrying and becoming a Member of Parliament. He was to wear a hair shirt under his clothes for the rest of his life, emulating the Carthusians.