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The Lighter Side of The Tudors
This page will deal with the actual factual history of The Tudors. Don't yawn yet. The real history can be every bit as scandalous and entertaining as the fiction.
Hal 8 Had His Good Points
Henry VIII of England is best known for dispatching wives before their expiration date and for tearing the social and spiritual model a new one. Less well known is that Henry invented the oversized turkey leg, revolving door marriage, the seven week itch, and dance moves later used by the Village People. He had a few good points. Well, maybe they were just less bad points. Let's take a look.
1) He sired Queen Elizabeth but never considered she could take the throne, so let's just say he provided Tudor DNA.
2) He wrote "Greensleeves", which is still a good tune.
3) He certainly tried to be as great a scholar as be thought he was.
4) The sayings "On the chopping block", "I just lost my head" and "Got the ax" were all coined by Henry
5) He showed that real men wear tights.
6) He didn't destroy two of his six wives, which gives him a 1/3 success rate.
7) He was the original top notch tennis player.
8) "Scriptures? I don't need no stinking Scriptures!"
9) Whatever else we can say about Henry, here we are still talking about him. Is that a good point or infamy?
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|Hehewuti||In His Majesty's defence (page: 1 2)||28||Sep 30 2011, 12:30 AM EDT by henry's7thwife|
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I know that people love hating on Henry these days...what with the fact that he killed two of his wives and all...but I just can't help feeling that he was a far more complex man than the villain that most people believe he is nowadays. One point that I think is extremely important for people to remember about Henry is that in his time life and death just were the stakes that people played with. Particularily people in power or those who went against them. So although for us in our more enlightened state it seems barbaric for Henry to have executed two of his wives, for him it was the proper and fitting end for two people who had in his eyes betrayed him. I do believe that he probably let his emotions get the best of him in this situation....but that does not make him a monster. It makes him human and flawed. Unfortunately for him with the position he was in it meant he did real damage when he took his vengeance on those he perceived as traitors.
Sorry I know this isn't supposed to be a serious thread but I just had to say that.
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