The truth will out– and Henry VIII was a villain of history, treacherous and bloated. In the 1800s when the crypt was opened where he and Charles I (beheaded by protestants) and Jane Seymour lay, it was found that his coffin had burst open, due to the gasses released from his massive corpse. The spiritual and political pressures which he unleashed on the world are with us still today. There’s no such thing as a “past” past.
Hery VIII stands as a warning to all of us about good intentions versus results, and what our fallen and imperfect human nature is capable of; and a cautionary tale for all leaders about becoming the enemy of the very people they promised under God to cherish and protect. ~
The worst activities of mankind always seem to have the most benevolent of names, cultural revolution, collectivization, progressiveness.