Fun Fact: King Henry VIII’s Religious Defense For a Divorce

After it became clear that his wife Catherine of Aragon would not produce a male heir, King Henry VIII infamously sought to divorce her. Many years prior, Catherine had married his older brother Arthur but the prince died shortly after marriage. The brothers’ father King Henry VII wanted to keep the alliance he had withContinue reading “Fun Fact: King Henry VIII’s Religious Defense For a Divorce”

Fun Fact: How King James IV of Scotland Died

While King Henry VII of England made peace with Scotland with marriage of his daughter Margaret Tudor to King James IV, eventually English-Scottish relations would turn sour again especially with reign of the second Tudor king, Henry VIII. Henry VIII angered King James IV and most Scots by claiming (as many English kings did) thatContinue reading “Fun Fact: How King James IV of Scotland Died”