Henry presses to have his marriage annulled but still meet5s resistance from the church in England. Thomas Boleyn bribes Bishop Fisher's cook to poison the chief opponent of the marriage and other clerics who are dining with him. Thomas More does not take any of the deadly soup, but the toxic brew kills four bishops and incapacitates Fisher. Although he is tortured, the cook goes quietly to his death of being boiled alive rather than risk the consequence Boleyn's threats against his family. When she finds Katherine is still making Henry's shirts, Anne insists on her exile from the court, but Katherine refuses to give up her queen's jewels. Officially the Pope tries not to alienate Henry or the Emperor, but privately sanctions Anne's assassination.- Written by email@example.com
Now Wolsey has been disgraced, Henry hopes Rome will grant a quick divorce, but pope Paul III dares not antagonize the emperor, with armies at his throat, and hopes Anne may be eliminated instead. Thomas Cranmer is appointed Royal Chaplain to reward his idea the dispute is theological rather then canonical. Despite the archbishop's reserves, the episcopal panel grants the king his title of supreme governor of the church of England, but openly hostile bishop Fisher obtains the proviso 'insofar as Christ's law allows', which renders it meaningless. Thomas Wyatt dreams of an affair with Anne but only introduces slick musician Mark Smeaton to her. George Boleyn blackmails cook Roose to poison Fisher's soup, but the bishop survives and the king must boil the poisoner alive to ward off rumors. Henry appeases Anne's impatience by physically removing queen Catherine.- Written by KGF Vissers
King Henry VIII continues to demand an annulment but still to meet resistance from the Church. Sir Thomas Moore is loyal to the King but supports Queen Catherine's claim to be the true wife of the King. They do disagree on doctrine however and the King begins to have his doubts. The King makes his point of view known to the Clergy by telling them their loyalty must first be to him and not to the Pope. Archbishop Warren and the Bishop Fisher of Rochester give only limited support to the King as the head of the Church in England. Sir Thomas Boleyn arranges to Fisher poisoned. Pope Paul III cannot help but wonder why someone doesn't just get rid of Anne Boleyn. The Duke of Suffolk has married his ward Catherine Brook and they seem quite happy together. Anne Boleyn has taken a lover and holds court herself as her power and influence continues to grow. The King sends Queen Catherine away.- Written by garykmcd
As he seeks the annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, King Henry VIII appoints himself the head of the Church of England. And Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove Queen Katherine from the picture -- and Court.- Written by Anonymous
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