Henry lived larger than life and dressed the part. He was worshiped like a Rock Star and the saying “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll” were his mantra, but only in a different form “Mistresses, Power and Image”. Just like any other Rock Star, Henry did not like being told “No” and made it a point to bringing his wishes to fruition at any cost, including a change of his country’s religion to facilitate his divorce, which he later found out that it was far easier to trump up treason charges, and behead a wife than it was to divorce one.
Although Henry was not known for destroying hotel rooms, he did one hell of a job destroying monasteries. And if not for his head strong, self-centeredness, and ability to push others to bend to his will at the hand of violence, we would be no more interested in him than we are in King Egbert or King William II.
So, my question to you is, if Henry and his first wife would have had a couple of strong healthy sons, would he have followed the same path? Was he a true 16th century Rock Star? And why is Jonathan Rhys Meyers way hotter than the fat dude in the historical paintings? Please leave a comment, we would love to hear from you, even if it’s to just say “Hi I was here”.
Author of Spell Checked: Book One of The No Uncertain Logic Series