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Image of Thomas Brooks from the title page of his book The Riches of Christ.  Online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.


There are three things that earthly riches can never do;
they can never satisfy divine justice,
they can never pacify divine wrath,
nor can they ever quiet a guilty conscience.
And till these things are done, man is undone.

Thomas Brooks
Puritan Writer

Henry VIII, England’s King, had a problem. He was not as powerful as he thought.
Wanting a son and tired of his once-beautiful wife, Catherine of Aragon, Henry wished to marry Anne Boleyn. But the Catholic Church rarely granted divorce dispensation and Pope Clement VII would make no exceptions - not even for Henry.
Cataclysmic events were about to ensue.
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