Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

I don't often link to specific posts on blogs that are already included in my links anyway, but this discussion, primarily between two correspondents of mine both of whom I like and respect despite their rather different perspectives, on the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in the context of a review of Alison Weir's new book The Lady in the Tower is worth a look. As one of those high church Anglicans never able to quite sort out exactly where I stand on the English Reformation, I am open to various points of view on Henry's wives, though it seems clear that for all his gifts Henry himself (at least in his last two decades) is pretty hard to defend, no matter where one is coming from.

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