King Edward VI’s Inheritance

Loving Cups and poisoned Chalices


History has suggested many explanations for the sequence of dramatic events that were the reign of King Henry VIII. From the brutal judicial murders of Empson and Dudley; through the early wars; through the spectacles of Renaissance diplomacy and the Field of Cloth of Gold; through the King’s Great Matter and the Royal Supremacy; to the very last strike from his deathbed against his closest noble ducal allies in the house of Howard – Henry Tudor never lost his capacity to surprise. But of the all the explanations history suggests oddly the most satisfying one is wholly the king’s own…the quest for a legitimate male heir………………

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