I always thought he was a bad, evil man. Not true, he was a very sad man. He fell in love with Catherine of Aragon and married her. She was his first wife for over twenty years. She was three years his senior and was also the widowed bride of his brother who died suddenly. He named her Regent, and she won a war for him while he was away fighting in another place.

Catherine was educated by a tutor, Alessandro Geraldini, who was a clerk in Holy Orders. She studied arithmetic, canon and…