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Editor says, what if Katherine of Aragon's son had survived? muses Jackie Rose. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Happy Endings thread.
It is 1511,and all of England is rejoicing at the birth of Henry, Duke of Cornwall, to King Henry VIII and his beloved Queen Katherine of Aragon.
Happy Endings Part 7 Henry VIII & Catherine of AragonShe turns a blind eye to her husband's affairs with other women, most notably her lady-in-waiting Anne Boleyn.
As the young Duke grows, so does his father's devotion to the Church of Rome. At Pope Clement's request, the King is happy to join the other Catholic monarchs in fighting the new Protestant heresy that is flourishing in Germany. Soon all of Europe is Catholic again, as it remains to this day.
Editor says, point of departure: Katherine of Aragon's sons all died, leading the king to divorce her and marry Anne Boleyn. He had to do so without the Pope's approval, which meant making himself the head of the new Church of England. Anne Boleyn, in turn, was executed for failing to bear a healthy male child...although she did manage to produce Queen Elizabeth I. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.