Monday, June 2, 2008

The Reformation

Last night was the season finale of my guilty pleasure, The Tudors. Anne Boleyn has just been executed, and with implied references to Sir Thomas More, the scriptwriters managed to draw our attention to the fact that being loved by this king was no guarantee that he wouldn't someday put you to death.

(Actually, that makes Henry VIII more like a modern politician than like most monarchs.)

As I was watching, it suddenly occurred to me that Catholics contemplating the Tudor period must often think, "See? We told you this was a bad idea."

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