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By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN background a thousand YEARS in the past ON some of the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the demise OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS existence AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL global packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE grew to become the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, till the ultimate disagreement at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this can be 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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The authority of the pope in England was denied, and the clergy became subject to the king in religious as well as secular matters. It was nothing short of a revolution in that the autonomy of the spirituality in England was forever broken, and the monarchy gained immensely in both wealth and power. Papal taxation was now diverted to the crown, and the clergy were heavily taxed. That close scrutiny of monastic mores and revenues began which was to lead, in 1536, to the suppression of the lesser monasteries and, a few years later, to the liquidation of the entire monastic establishment in England.

She was trapped, and he knew it; she dared not complain about his favorites—among them her maid of honor Jane Seymour and her cousin Margaret Shelton, daughter of that Lady Shelton who kept watch over Mary Tudor—for fear he might lose patience with her once and for all and put her aside as he had Katherine. Oddly enough, besides her continuing hopes for a son Katherine was Anne's strongest safeguard against ruin. As long as Katherine lived, Henry would hesitate to rid himself of Anne, for if he did he might be forced to return to his first wife.

She was trapped, and he knew it; she dared not complain about his favorites—among them her maid of honor Jane Seymour and her cousin Margaret Shelton, daughter of that Lady Shelton who kept watch over Mary Tudor—for fear he might lose patience with her once and for all and put her aside as he had Katherine. Oddly enough, besides her continuing hopes for a son Katherine was Anne's strongest safeguard against ruin. As long as Katherine lived, Henry would hesitate to rid himself of Anne, for if he did he might be forced to return to his first wife.

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