King Henry VIII – Memorial Monday

Let us remember King Henry VIII. Many know him as the “Royal Beheader” (a rather unfair observation that is likely caused by some excitable, judgmental person.) I will point out that, although from a modern person’s point of view Henry’s actions may seem brutish and unacceptable, during the time in which Henry reigned his behaviour was acceptable of a king.


Both of the wives whom Henry had beheaded knew exactly what they were getting into when they married him. There is no reason that anyone should feel pity for these women. In his latter years Henry had a seriously infected leg wound, gangrene, and syphilis. His death was not pleasant (if you are a hater, this is his payback).


I sympathize with Henry VIII because he did what he had to do to fulfil his duty as a king, which is to continue his family’s bloodline.



2 responses to “King Henry VIII – Memorial Monday

  1. I love the medieval ages, there is something very fairy tale about it all.

    I too believe that King Henry VIII actions weren’t that bad, these women had their responsibility to be perfect once they stepped into his life, on that note back in those days the English had very greedy badly behaved kings.

    I think both the King’s responsibility and attitude towards things was only learnt from his parents and predecessors, in that sense he probably did what he did to others because it was taught to him as being right. Its a good thing it is not like that nowadays though. Great post 🙂

    • I find it quite fairy tale as well. I love the history.

      Precisely, there have been many abusive and greedy kings in the ages behind us. I think it is true that King Henry acquired his nature from his mentors (whoever they may have been) and saw little wrong with his own actions.

      And yes, the main thing is that it is not like that now. Thanks!

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