Teaser Tuesday

'When Katherine failed to bear him a living son, Henry VIII conveniently remembered that marriage with one's brother's wife was prohibited in the Holy Scripture, and applied to the Pope for an annulment. Because of political pressure from Katherine's nephew, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, who was also King of Spain and the Indies and ruler of the Low Countries, the Pope dithered for six years, having also heard that Henry's pangs of conscience over his marriage had been prompted by his falling in love with Katherine's maid-of-honour, Anne Boleyn.'

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: