Sunday, May 29, 2016

Question from Sarah - Henry VIII and St. Augustine

I have heard that Henry VIII really admired the works of St. Augustine and that Augustine was his favourite theologian. Is there any evidence of this? Were Augustine's ideas in vogue at the time?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Question from Sarah - Sack of Rome and Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

Rome was sacked by Charles V's troops in 1527, around the time Henry VIII was promising himself to Anne Boleyn. Would some (perhaps including Henry?) have seen the Sack of Rome as proof God did not favour the Pope anymore? Could these two events be connected at all?