Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Where would all the Huguenots have gone?

If the UK was still Catholic we would be saved from all the Orange Walks and Anti-Orange Walks!

If we didn't have Hugenots we'd have no Farage!  No Brexit!  Yay!   I suppose the downside is the catholic clergy would have a free run to bugger altar boys.

Carnelian
Roxan posted:

if Anne Boleyn had died of sweating sickness in 1528, do you think Henry VIII would have broken with the Catholic Church?

I think he would have remarried eventually, he needed a son and heir, it would have depended on Rome deeming his marriage either valid or invalid. If it was deemed valid then the divorce wouldn't be sanctioned and so no Catholic would be able to marry him, so he would look to non Catholic states.....if invalid then the divorce would be sanctioned by the church...so he could marry a Catholic...and Britain would have been Catholic for another couple of centuries at most

Kaytee
Kaytee posted:
Roxan posted:

if Anne Boleyn had died of sweating sickness in 1528, do you think Henry VIII would have broken with the Catholic Church?

I think he would have remarried eventually, he needed a son and heir, it would have depended on Rome deeming his marriage either valid or invalid. If it was deemed valid then the divorce wouldn't be sanctioned and so no Catholic would be able to marry him, so he would look to non Catholic states.....if invalid then the divorce would be sanctioned by the church...so he could marry a Catholic...and Britain would have been Catholic for another couple of centuries at most

Good point! Catherine of Aragon died in 1536 and he was already of a mind to annul the marriage in 1528, but I am not sure he would have had the same urgency if Boleyn had died. Also Aragon May have lived longer if not for her treatment. Just re reading Starkey, set me thinking...

Roxan

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