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Defence of the Seven Sacraments By Henry VIII
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In 1521, the staunchly Catholic King Henry VIII of England wrote a theological treatise "Assertio Septem Sacramentorum" (aka. a "Defence of the Seven Sacraments") as a rebuttal of... More > Martin Luther’s "Babylonian Captivity of the Church," in which the reformer had described the pope as the "antichrist." King Henry received the title "Defender of the Faith" from Pope Leo X for his work of refuting Protestant heresies. This new edition of the "Assertio" reprints the English (only) text of Henry's work along with Fr. Louis O'Donovan's classic analysis and commentary, plus three new appendices: A historical timeline of events, the text of Henry's Six Articles of Religion, as well as Fr. E.S. Buchanan's translation of Luther's scathing reply to Henry and his "Assertio Septem Sacramentorum."< Less
The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn With Notes By Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn
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This book contains the complete, authentic collection of eighteen love letters exchanged between King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn. Boleyn was Henry's second wife, gaining his favour after... More > his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, failed to provide him with the male heir he dearly craved. By all historic accounts, their initial romance was passionate and the epitome of courtly manners. This narrative is reinforced by the letters between the two as they encircled and eyed one another, awaiting the chance to commence romantic liaisons. The education and eloquence of both authors is in full display here, and the letters’ authenticity is undisputed. Although in time the marriage was to sour with deadly consequences for Anne Boleyn, there is little reason to doubt the initial passion and thrill both experienced at the outset of their intimacy.< Less
The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn With Notes By Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn
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This book contains the complete, authentic collection of eighteen love letters exchanged between King Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn. Boleyn was Henry's second wife, gaining his favour after... More > his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, failed to provide him with the male heir he dearly craved. By all historic accounts, their initial romance was passionate and the epitome of courtly manners. This narrative is reinforced by the letters between the two as they encircled and eyed one another, awaiting the chance to commence romantic liaisons. The education and eloquence of both authors is in full display here, and the letters’ authenticity is undisputed. Although in time the marriage was to sour with deadly consequences for Anne Boleyn, there is little reason to doubt the initial passion and thrill both experienced at the outset of their intimacy.< Less
Defence of the Seven Sacraments By King Henry VIII
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King Henry VIII is famous for having sundered England from the papacy in 1534. But in 1521 he was still fully Catholic and personally wrote this punchy theological treatise against the... More > "pestilential heresy" of Martin Luther. Before the death of his elder brother, Henry had been destined for the Church. He displays true learning and skilful debating in his defence of the seven sacraments and the Holy See. He poignantly champions the divine origin of the papacy and proves at length the indissolubity of the sacrament of matrimony which he was in later years to violate so often. It was this work which won for Henry the title of "Defender of the Faith", awarded by Pope Leo X, which still appears on British coins. This edition is a photographic reprint of high and easily readable quality.< Less
Defence of the Seven Sacraments By Henry VIII, King of England
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The Defence of the Seven Sacraments (in Latin, Assertio Septem Sacramentorum) is a theological treatise from 1521, written by King Henry VIII of England. Henry started to write it in 1519 while he... More > was reading Martin Luther's attack on indulgences. By June of that year, he had shown it to Thomas Wolsey, but it remained private until three years later, when the earlier manuscript became the first two chapters of the Assertio, the rest consisting of new material relating to Luther's De Captivitate Babylonica. It is believed that Thomas More was involved in the composition of the piece.< Less
Henry VIII By William Shakespeare
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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth was written by the English playwright William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is... More > recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that the play was written by Shakespeare in collaboration with, or revised by, his successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure. During a performance of Henry VIII at the Globe Theatre in 1613, a cannon shot employed for special effects ignited the theatre's thatched roof, burning the original building to the ground.< Less
Henry the VIII By William Shakespeare
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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth was written by the English playwright William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is... More > recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that the play was written by Shakespeare in collaboration with, or revised by, his successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure. During a performance of Henry VIII at the Globe Theatre in 1613, a cannon shot employed for special effects ignited the theatre's thatched roof, burning the original building to the ground.< Less
Henry the VIII By William Shakespeare
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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth was written by the English playwright William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is True, is... More > recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that the play was written by Shakespeare in collaboration with, or revised by, his successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure. During a performance of Henry VIII at the Globe Theatre in 1613, a cannon shot employed for special effects ignited the theatre's thatched roof, burning the original building to the ground.< Less
Henry VIII. By A. F. (Albert Frederick) Pollard
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Albert Frederick Pollard (16 December 1869 – 3 August 1948)... More > was a British historian who specialized in the Tudor period.Pollard was born in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. He was educated at Felsted School and Jesus College, Oxford where he achieved a first class honours in Modern History in 1891. He became Assistant Editor of and a contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography in 1893. He was Professor of Constitutional History at University College London from 1903 to 1931. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, and founder of the Historical Association, 1906. He was Editor of History, 1916-1922, and of the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 1923-1939. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pollard< Less
Henry VIII By William Shakespeare
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