When Adam delved and Eve span / Who was then the gentleman? (24): The first time we heard this ditty was at the end of Wolf Hall (in Part 6, 'Supremacy'). This is taken from a sermon by John Ball, a 14th century priest who predates the better-known John Wycliffe as a reforming influence in… Continue reading TM&tL: Part I, Chapter 2, ‘Salvage’
Tag: Katherine of Aragon
TM&tL: Part I, Chapter 1, ‘Wreckage (I)’
This post also includes notes to some of the front material, too.
Wolf Hall Behind the Scenes: The King’s Great Matter and the Jews
A look at Henry's attempt to get rabbis to sign off on his annulment, the Torah passages used, and if it worked. (It didn't.)
The BBC article is short on information directly related to Henry, Katherine, Anne, or anyone else whose name you may know/backside you've seen on an episode of the very terrible The Tudors, but it does give us a chance, real quick, to discuss the goings on with Katherine at this time.
Reading the Bible in England
Because ways lead on to ways, and time is a flat circle, there's an article in the Year of Our Lord 2018 titled: Fight to Read the Bible Reaches Britain. Yes it's a World Net Daily article. You don't have to click it.