Henry VIII's Wholesale Plunder of Catholic Church Properties

The great English Catholic writer Hilaire Belloc comments on this travesty of justice, committed by Henry VIII:

{Characters of the Reformation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1958, pp. 11,22,53-54,57-59}

Due to the typical intrigues and machinations of English royal politics, Cromwell fell out of favor with the King, largely because of recommending temporary queen Anne of Cleves. He was condemned to death without trial, and after pitiful fawning and begging, was taken to the scaffold on July 28, 1540.

{Belloc, ibid., p.61}

{John Stoddard, Rebuilding a Lost Faith, NY: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922, pp.132-133}

Also unworthy of continuance, judged Henry and his henchmen, were:

{Philip Hughes, A Popular History of the Reformation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1957, p.191}

{Ibid., p.192}

{Henri Daniel-Rops, The Protestant Reformation, vol. 2, tr. Audrey Butler, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1961, pp.252-253}

{Will Durant, The Reformation, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1957, pp.568-569}

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