This post also includes notes to some of the front material, too.
Discussion of Part I, Chapter 1, of Bring Up the Bodies
A friend sent me a recent(ish) article from the Times Literary Supplement titled, "In defence of Thomas More." My quick answer is: that guy doesn't need a defense. But I put a little more work into it, and that's what follows. It's long, by the way, for those who like a warning.
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.)