Monday, July 19, 2010

The Knights of St. John and Henry VIII

How one of the oldest orders of chivalry was destroyed in England. Share


Julygirl said...

Not only wives.....even old friends were murdered.

lara77 said...

King Henry VIII was proof that an absolute monarch can be a disaster. If poor King Louis XVI had lived a normal life and instituted reforms peacefully throughout his kingdom I believe he would have been one of France's greatest absolute monarchs. Alas, that was not to be. Unfortunately for both nations the consequences were horrific.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

French Monarchy was never as "absolute" as the English one from Henry VII to James I.

It was absolute only in the sense of not depending on "balancing powers" in both cases, but in France there were more of them.