Love of A King

Henry VIII

King Henry VIII once said in a love letter to Anne Boleyn “The longer the days, the more distant is the sun and nevertheless the hotter, so is it with our love, for by absence we are kept a distance, yet it retains its fervour.” It was from a series of letters that were so passionately written that it would make anyone’s (gay or straight) heart melt. Yet only a few years later, Henry VIII ordered the execution of his beloved mistress-turn-queen. Did she really commit adultery with her brother or was it just a quick way to make room for a mistress? History has told us that passionate love affairs very often end in an equally dramatic fashion, often accompanied with a tragedy that’s worth reciting for centuries to come. So maybe an easy and straight forward relationship isn’t so bad after all.

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