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Question for eldergays: Was it good news or bad news when Henry VII died this day in 1547?

Were the people joyous or sad? I was too young to remember it first hand.

Please share.

by Edward VIreply 3802/01/2013

Henry VIII

by Edward VIreply 101/28/2013

Dear Edward,

I know you were young when you inherited, but your father was Henry VIII. It was your grandfather who was Henry VII and he died in 1509.

by Edward VIreply 201/28/2013


by Edward VIreply 301/28/2013

I was devastated. I cried for a fortnight.

by Edward VIreply 401/28/2013

Great news. Let's party.

by Edward VIreply 501/28/2013


by Edward VIreply 601/28/2013

OP, I don't remember-- your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was blowing me at the time.

by Edward VIreply 701/28/2013

I wonder how news that all the various wives was announced to the people.

Probably in singularly unflattering terms to the executed women.

by Edward VIreply 801/29/2013

We were all so sad, we had to go to the Datalagoon and share our collective sorrows.

by Edward VIreply 901/29/2013

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 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.

by Edward VIreply 1001/29/2013

I remember being glued to the tv watching the nonstop funeral coverage on CNN.

by Edward VIreply 1101/29/2013

I sang this popular song in tribute

by Edward VIreply 1201/29/2013

How Now Brown Frau

by Edward VIreply 1301/29/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 1401/29/2013

Oh my sweet wise


by Edward VIreply 1501/29/2013

We were on vacation.

by Edward VIreply 1601/29/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 1701/29/2013

r14 wins!

This thread is useless without portraiture!

by Edward VIreply 1801/29/2013


by Edward VIreply 1901/29/2013

At first I thought it would work out quite nicely for me.

by Edward VIreply 2001/29/2013

R19 loses!

That's Sir Thomas More, foo'.

Not either of the Henry's.

Try again.

by Edward VIreply 2101/29/2013


bitter and 19, party of one?

by Edward VIreply 2201/29/2013

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....

by Edward VIreply 2301/29/2013

Henry VII, r23. Not VIII.

Please try and keep up.

by Edward VIreply 2401/29/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 2501/29/2013

". . . no one was alive in 1547 . . ."

Speak for yourself, r25!

by Edward VIreply 2601/29/2013

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 --

by Edward VIreply 2701/30/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 2801/30/2013

wow, OP, the memories are too fresh to talk about it. I'm still wearing my black pumps

by Edward VIreply 2901/30/2013

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?

by Edward VIreply 3001/30/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 3101/30/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 3201/30/2013

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.

by Edward VIreply 3301/30/2013

I shat myself.

by Edward VIreply 3401/30/2013

I was concerned, as it put that papist Mary one step closer to the throne, and SHE was one crazy bitch!

by Edward VIreply 3501/30/2013

Thomas More nade Henry VIII look like Santa Claus. More tried to bring the Inquisition to England. He got what he deserved.

by Edward VIreply 3601/30/2013

i was negotiating with ye Royale Solicitor for the rights to his life story.

by Edward VIreply 3701/30/2013

His grotesquely fat was the contemporary American's "fit-fat."

by Edward VIreply 3802/01/2013
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