Thursday 30 November 2017

November competition

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"Her father Henry wanted Mary to swear an oath recognising him as Head of the Church in England and admitting that his marriage to Mary's mother, Katharine, had been invalid. What would you have advised her to do?"

Closing date 7th December

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Good luck!


AnnP said...

Mary had a strong faith and came from a line of courageous and determined women so I might have advised her to be true to her own beliefs. I would then have tried to ensure that Henry did not find out what had been said!

Ruan Peat said...

Until Henry declared himself the head of the church, every one followed the same faith in these circles, Mary would have been raised to believe and one of the main tenets is Faith, belief without proof. I would have pointed out she could not win by making lots of noise but encouraged her to keep her belief close to her heart and keep her own counsel. The differences in faith have caused many heart aches before and since, I feel that your religion is yours and mine is mine, we can talk but I wont be forcing mine on you, nor would I want yours forced on me :-) Mary should have been allowed her faith, sadly it was not faith but politics, and in that I have less understanding. Poor Mary was damned if she did and damned if she didn't! She didn't help herself, but she was between a rock and a hard place.