Henry’s Women (Preface To A Series Of Really Long Posts)

I am embarrassed to admit that I began this one more than a year ago.  Like most of the few posts that make it to press on my inactive blog, it started out as a journal entry, then somehow became a project of its own carried on by my rapturous research into some trivial self selected topic of fascination–in this case the life and wives of King Henry VIII of England during the Tutor Period.  (Alas, the compulsion to do research papers remains ingrained in my pathos despite the fact that I finished my last degree 5 years ago.)  The “narrative”–Oh, god, I can’t even call it a blog post, or an essay.  It’s more vaguely “a narrative”–became pages and pages, and pages long.  So, for the ease of all the potential readers who will never actually visit this blog, I decided to split up the wordy monstrosity into a serial.     Continue reading

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