The Seymour family hopes Henry's favor may make Jane queen instead of Anne. Pope Paul III excommunicates apostate England and urges pious French king Francis I to invade it. Now Katherine is dead, rumored poisoned, the emperor offers to accept another queen provided Mary is declared the legal heiress. Henry's new love inspires him to enter a joust carrying Jane's color, to the Boleyns' horror, but he is badly wounded. Cromwell prepares for Elisabeth's succession, with grandpa Thomas as regent, but Henry recovers. Anne scolds Henry when she finds Jane on his knee, but looses another child. Henry and Cromwell now consider her an obstacle. Written by
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After Henry's jousting accident, dried blood can be seen on his face that runs from his temple down his cheek. That pattern only makes sense if he were sitting upright; however, he is flat on his back and unconscious, so the blood should have run from his temple towards the back of his head. See more
Kings had no need for Parliament in the old days!
These are not the old days, m'lord.
Version of Henry VIII
Mr. Beveridge's Maggot
From John Playford's 'The English Dancing Master' Vol. 3 (1728) See more