HENRY VIII   1491 - 1547

 

 

 

 

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Henry Tudor, VII Eighth tyranical king of England

 

 

Portrait of King Henry VIII 

 

 

 

Henry VIII is best known for his six wives, battle with the Catholic Church, causing him to create a faith of his own, more to his liking, beheadings ("off with his head") at the rate of 4 1/2 victims a day, and the Mary Rose flagship that sank in the English Channel, from being too top heavy to be seaworthy.

 

Henry Tudor is also known as "the father of the Royal Navy" as he invested heavily in the navy and increased its size from a few to more than 50 ships, and established the Navy Board. Mainly because of war with France.

 

He also flirted with designing ships personally. His contribution to larger vessels, if any, is unknown, but it is believed that he influenced the design of row-barges and similar galleys. Henry was also responsible for the creation of a permanent navy, with the supporting anchorages and dockyards. Tactically, Henry's reign saw the Navy move away from boarding tactics to employ gunnery instead. The Tudor navy was enlarged up to 50 ships (the Mary Rose among them), and Henry was responsible for the establishment of the "council for marine causes" to oversee the maintenance and operation of the Navy, becoming the basis for the later Admiralty.

 

Henry inherited a vast fortune and a prosperous economy from his father, who had been frugal. This fortune is estimated at £1,250,000 (the equivalent of £375 million today). By comparison, Henry VIII's reign was a near disaster financially. He augmented the royal treasury by seizing church lands, but his heavy spending and long periods of mismanagement damaged the economy. A pattern adopted by modern Labour and Conservative politicians in the 20th and 21st centuries, leading to climate change and staggering national debts £2.4 Trillion pounds, energy and cost of living crises.

 

Quarter Debt £billions as % GDP

2020 Q2 = £2,069.3 - 94.5%
2020 Q3 = £2139.0 - 98.8%
2020 Q4 = £2,204.8 - 102.5%
2021 Q1 = £2,223.0 - 103.8%
2021 Q2 = £2,296.4 - 103.0%
2021 Q3 = £2,332.9 - 102.7%
2021 Q4 = £2,382.8 - 102.8%
2022 Q1 = £2,365.4 - 99.6%

Source: Office for National Statistics - UK government debt and deficit

 

UK general government gross debt was £2,365.4 billion at the end of Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2022, equivalent to 99.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). Leaving almost no reserves, taking the country to the brink in any language. Where growth is contrary to sustainable or circular economics. Simply because earth is being drained at the rate of 2.4 planets, of the ability of the world to produce. Meaning that, to start to get things under control, borrowing needs to reduce to £985 billion pounds at present GDP. A truly sustainable economy would not need any borrowings, but have reserves rather than debt, as in nature.

 

Today's politicians have sold their subjects into financial slavery, to support their promises of growth and overspending.

Domestically, Henry is known for his radical changes to the English Constitution (there is no written constitution), ushering in the theory of the divine right of kings in opposition to papal supremacy. He also greatly expanded royal power during his reign. He frequently used charges of treason and heresy to quell dissent, and those accused were often executed without a formal trial by means of bills of attainder. A true tyrant. Much like the policies introduced by Adolf Hitler, presumably adopting those of King Henry, as his role model.

Henry was generally too busy looking to his home affairs, failing health and finances, to worry too much about far flung places like the Caribbean, though he was proud of his flagship, the Mary Rose, that he over fortified with cannon and soldiers, so that the wooden ship capsized and sank in the English Channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ROYALS

 

The former Prince of Wales, is currently the third King of England, named Charles III. His son in waiting, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, is also a potential King to be - as of 2022 as William V, with the British Monarchy under fire since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British Monarch, who passed aged 95. Especially, concerning the Commonwealth nations, formed mostly to exploit nations, some of which were founded on slave labour, so perpetuating slavery and human trading in suffering and servitude.

The previous King, Charles II, ruled from 1630 until 1685.

 

Queen Elizabeth I (Good Queen Bess), was famous for commissioning privateers to carry out acts of piracy on the high seas, to boost the coffers of her Treasury. As was Queen Anne 1665 - 1714.

 

 

 

TREASURE ISLAND - PIRATES LINKS

 

Bellamy, Samuel - Black Sam (Captain)

Blackbeard - English Teach and the Queen Anne's Revenge

Bonny, Anne - Pirate

Drake, Sir Francis - Privateer

Edward England - Irish pirate, Edward Seegar

Golden Age of Piracy

Hawkins, John - Privateer

Hornigold, Benjamin - Privateer Captain

Jolly Roger - Pirate flag

Kidd, William - Captain Kidd, privateer/pirate

Morgan, Henry - Privateer, Sir Henry Governor of Jamaica

Pirates - Piracy and Privateers

Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney's film

Port Royal -

Rackham, Jack - Calico Jack

Raleigh, Sir Walter - Privateers

Read, Mary - Pirate

Robert, Bartholomew - Black Bart, pirate

Robert Louis Stevenson

Samuel Bellamy - Black Sam, the pirate

Skull and Crossbones - Pirate flag

Tortuga -

Treasure - Maps to buried gold and jewels - Island

Vane, Charles - Pirate captain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  HENRY WAS THE EIGHTH KING OF ENGLAND, FAMOUS FOR BEHEADINGS AT THE TOWER OF LONDON, HIS SIX WIVES AND THE FLAGSHIP MARY ROSE

 

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