May 23, 2013

I now pronounce you ex-wife

On this day in history possibly the most famous divorce ever was finalized when Archbishop Thomas Cranmer officially annulled King Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
The intended result of this was a subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn, who was pregnant with arguably England's greatest queen. 
The unintended consequence of the split being the birth of the Anglican Church and the English Reformation.
How many religious movements can trace their origins to a monarch's ass-chasing?

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