Henry VIII

If the English Reformation had never happened our cathedrals would blaze with colour, our monasteries would house the homeless and our nation would be less gloomy

The final episode of Wolf Hall was uncomfortable to watch

The copy of work on the theories of William of Ockham was found in a National Trust building

The museum has raised the £5 million required to buy the four bronze statues created for the cardinal’s tomb

It is important that Catholics learn about what really caused England’s break with Rome

We have come to think that all scientific breakthroughs and discoveries must be viewed as ‘progress’

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A new exhibition at Tate Britain highlights the scale of destruction to artworks in the Tudor period – a staggering amount of books and music were also destroyed

There is no evidence of endowments set up to pay for prayers for the princes – Henry may have been scared of inspiring a religious cult

The fate of James IV of Scots seems to point to a tradition that left the Tudors inured to the mistreatment of the dead