Monday, 25 March 2013

Scandal of Christendom

One of the best known - and only known - quotes from Catherine of Aragon is regarding her jewellery. When Henry VIII asked her to surrender her jewels since they belonged to the Queen of England - a position she no longer held - the former Queen replied:

"I will not give them up to a person who is the scandal of Christendom and a disgrace to you."

It is obvious that she is referring to Anne Boleyn who was moving faster and faster towards becoming the Queen of England.

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