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By John S. Reshetar Jr.

Whereas no longer having fun with rather the literary advantages or richness of Leonard Schapiro's contemporary booklet at the similar topic (noted right here July 1960), it is a very capable and well-grounded therapy of the tangled and tough historical past of the C.P.S.U.

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They had looked like men who were controlling events in Europe. Wolsey had done as much as anyone could have done to make Henry appear a great king. However, once Francis and Charles decided to go to war against each other there was nothing Henry and Wolsey could do to stop them. Henry and Wolsey faced a choice - should they stay out of the war and sit on the sidelines, or join the war by allying with either Charles V or Francis I? Staying on the sidelines was impossible. It made England - and Henry - look powerless.

C onclusion : Henry VIII and Wolsey, 1 5 0 9 -2 9 H ow s h o u l d we re m e m b e r th e yo u n g H e n ry VI I I , 1 509-29? and he was ruthless in dealing with anyone who he thought had failed him. He had two of his father's advisers executed at the beginning of his reign to win popularity. He would, in all likelihood, have ordered the execution of Wolsey in 1530 despite all Wolsey's loyalty and efforts. It seems all that excitement in 1509 about the great new king had been a lot of fuss about very little.

A portrait of the young Catherine of Aragon . It appears that Henry believed the only way to cleanse his soul and put things right was to end his marriage to Catherine. In 1527 Henry instructed Wolsey to approach Pope Clement VII to annul the marriage, on the grounds that the dispensation granted in 1509 was invalid. ll . By the mid-1520s Henry had fallen in love with Anne Boleyn. Anne had spent her teenage years in the Netherlands and at the Court of Francis I of France, where she was maid of h o n o u r to Queen Claude.

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