OP, I don't remember-- your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was blowing me at the time.
I wonder how news that all the various wives was announced to the people.
Probably in singularly unflattering terms to the executed women.
We were all so sad, we had to go to the Datalagoon and share our collective sorrows.
Op i have good news and bad news. The good news is that you breathe at the moment and you can afford to be sassy. The bad news...now...well you'll get old someday and you will rather regret making those pompous and rather empty questions to people who was born (much)earlier than you.
I remember being glued to the tv watching the nonstop funeral coverage on CNN.
Well, let's see. His son was underage and not healthy. His older children were girls and the heir was Catholic and dogmatic about it. The Spanish were a looming threat (the French weren't exactly pals either).
So unless you were the regent, it was bad news.
Oh my sweet wise R14...lol
We were on vacation.
Not sure what R8 is trying to say, but Henry VIII only had two of his wives executed: Anne Boleyn (wife #2) & Katherine Howard (wife #5).
He divorced Catherine of Aragon (wife #1) & had his marriage to Anne of Cleves (wife #4) annulled -- Jane Seymour (wife #3) died in childbirth -- & Catherine Parr (wife #6) survived him.
This thread is useless without portraiture!
At first I thought it would work out quite nicely for me.
Lady Jane Grey
That's Sir Thomas More, foo'.
Not either of the Henry's.
bitter and 19, party of one?
He was grotesquely fat and in ill health, and suffered from putrefaction of his leg wound that would not heal. He probably had syphillis and was in the mid-stages of dementia. His body was placed in a lead casket but before the funeral could be held, the gaseous corpse exploded and blew off the casket lid. Then roving packs of dogs got wind of it....
So is that good news or bad news?
Henry VII, r23. Not VIII.
Please try and keep up.
Since even OP knows that no one on DataLounge was actually alive in 1547, and since he couldn't possibly imagine that implying otherwise would be funny, one has to conclude that he is implicitly acknowledging that those older than he (again, an assumption, since he is puerile enough to use a term like "eldergays") are generally informed with regard to matters of history, and -- quite likely -- everything else.
". . . no one was alive in 1547 . . ."
Speak for yourself, r25!
I'm what some would call an eldergay (over 50) but I heard about Henry VIII on the radio in one of those "on this day in history" featurettes and thought it would be fun to do a semi-parody thread.
Henry VIII --
I was quite young at the time. I already knew I was a fan of serf noodles. As I recall, I was helping some military types with their bloated privates, when this dud suddenly popped his fingers out of my ears and yelled, "the King is dead." I thought that was his way of announcing he was coming, and let his "slug" slip out of my mouth. When I found out the real King was dead, I just wondered what it must be like to have all that gold and still have shit on your sheets. Everyone took it differently. Officially we were a grieving. As I recall, the prices for everything remained about the same. I do recall we had to have our own bags to take groceries home.
wow, OP, the memories are too fresh to talk about it. I'm still wearing my black pumps
Luvidia of the Casper
poor gayling. Did daddy ignore you at the bar this week when you needed that extra $20 to make your rent?
no free drinks for those hairless legs?
I beg to differ r26, there were almost half a billion people alive in 1547. Few of us gaylings remain alive today, but our memories are still vivid even if we don't know what the pictures mean.
That night, oh that night. The fish-fraus could not quell our sorrow. I was crying as I typed my first post on the King Of The Cod Pieces Is Dead breaking thread.
I don't remember, plague had swept through our household and I was too busy making burial shrouds for my kids. I did watch the coronation of the older daughter though, she was hotter than the younger one.
I shat myself.
I was concerned, as it put that papist Mary one step closer to the throne, and SHE was one crazy bitch!
Thomas More nade Henry VIII look like Santa Claus. More tried to bring the Inquisition to England. He got what he deserved.
i was negotiating with ye Royale Solicitor for the rights to his life story.
W. Shakespeare, and his wife ANNE HATHAWAY!
His grotesquely fat was the contemporary American's "fit-fat."