Henry VIII

Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. -- Cardinal Wolsey, Henry VIII, Act III, Scene 2 The English Renaissance ended with the death of Elizabeth.  As throughout Europe, the Reformation gave rise to the Baroque era, … Continue reading Henry VIII

Henry V

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. … Continue reading Henry V