Friday, 15 February 2013

Henry VIII - Quotes

Despite the notorious life of Henry VIII, not many of his quotes have survived but those that have tells us a thing or two about the King's personality:

"You have sent me a Flanders mare!"

"My Lord, if it were not to satisfy the world, and my Realm, I would not do what I must do this day for none earthly thing!" - on his marriage to Anne of Cleves 

"On light pretexts, by false accusations, they made me put to death the most faithful servant I ever had" - on Thomas Cromwell 

 "We are, by the sufferance of God, King of England and Kings of England in times past has never had any superior but God"


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