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The Beginning of Joy

Henry VIII Becomes King of England

“This day is the end of our slavery, the fount of our liberty; the end of sadness and the beginning of joy.

- Thomas More, April 21, 1509

Henry VIII came to the throne on April 21, 1509, just before his 18th birthday. The English people looked forward to his reign with enthusiasm and optimism. As observed above, Tudor…



Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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Kathy Copeland Padden

is a music fanatic, classic film aficionado, and history buff surfing the End Times wave like a boss. Come along!