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500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation

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500th anniversary of Henry VIII's coronation

Post by michellemoran » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 10:20 pm

An article by Philippa Gregory on the Daily Mail about the 500th anniversary.

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Post by annis » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 11:12 pm

Love the metal codpieces :) Given his horrific medical treatment it's not surprising that he was semi-permanently enraged. The wonder is that he didn't have his physicians beheaded!

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Post by Misfit » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 11:38 pm

[quote=""annis""]Love the metal codpieces :) [/quote]

Thanks Annis, you saved me from making that comment :D :D

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Post by Kasthu » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 1:10 am

Oooh, now I want to go see the Dressed to Kill exhibition! If only I could afford the trip over there...

here's more on the exhibition, opening in April:

http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/Wha ... okill.aspx

And yes, that metal codpice looks uncomfortable, to say the least...

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 1:32 am

My daughter and I decided to go to London and Paris for our European trip and we should be in London while the exhibit is going on - I hope to go see it.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 12:16 pm

I was by the Tower the other day! Didn't go in though, I was doing a London walk. Haven't been to the Tower since I was about 12.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 1:36 pm

Given that I work almost immediately opposite the Tower, it would be a shame if I didn't go to see the exhibition...

I'm not sure about some of the things she says in the article, but it's written for a tabloid so...

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Post by Volgadon » Tue February 3rd, 2009, 3:38 pm

Don't know how much of Henry's bad behaviour is due to brain damage, to me it is just as likely that he was simply insanely jealous and vindictive.
I would put down Cromwell's execution to resentment, fear and dissapointment, not forgetting Henry's vindictive nature.

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