Organized Religion: Chilling find shows how Henry VIII planned every detail of Boleyn beheading

The execution of Anne Boleyn, on 19 May, 1536, was conducted by a French swordsman to limit her pain. Let us not forget that King Henry VIII was also the Founder of the Church of England. See suggested reading by Zia H Shah MD,  for the best understanding of personal religion in the 21st century

Source: The Guardian

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It is a Tudor warrant book, one of many in the National Archives, filled with bureaucratic minutiae relating to 16th-century crimes. But this one has an extraordinary passage, overlooked until now, which bears instructions from Henry VIII explaining precisely how he wanted his second wife, Anne Boleyn, to be executed.

In this document, the king stipulated that, although his queen had been “adjudged to death… by burning of fire… or decapitation”, he had been “moved by pity” to spare her the more painful death of being “burned by fire”. But he continued: “We, however, command that… the head of the same Anne shall be… cut off.”

Tracy Borman, a leading Tudor historian, described the warrant book as an astonishing discovery, reinforcing the image of Henry VIII as a “pathological monster”.

She told the Observer: “As a previously unknown document about one of the most famous events in history, it really is golddust, one of the most exciting finds in recent years.

What it shows is Henry’s premeditated, calculating manner. He knows exactly how and where he wants it to happen.” The instructions laid out by Henry are for Sir William Kingston, constable of the Tower, detailing how the king would rid himself of the “late queen of England, lately our wife, lately attainted and convicted of high treason”.

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3 replies

  1. Well, we can wonder whether, if Henry VIII was a Muslim, he would not have turned into a monster if he could marry several wives without having to murder the predecessors. ???

    Probably not, monster is monster I suppose.

  2. He was also the Founder of the Church of England. Goes to show that matters of state and organized religion do not easily set you off in the pursuit of the Truth.

    Easier and better to find Personal God than organised religion.

  3. Barbarity exists in all societies. And Henry VIII was fundamentally a Catholic who broke away from the Catholic Church and founded his own, and that because he wanted to marry other women, when only one was allowed, and no divorce. There were, of course, numerous mistresses. That was not the same as the Muslim system, which allows a maximum of 4 wives (although those can be replaced with divorce, plus the mistresses), on condition that all are treated equally and fairly, although in reality that is often, even mostly, not the case. Women are expected to become the older and less desirable wives when a new and younger one arrives on the scene, but usually depends on financial circumstances.

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