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Power Corrupts

             Throughout the course of time, greed for power and wealth has allowed people to totally revise their natural ruling methods, love struggles, etc. During the middle ages the struggle for power and land was at its max. When you thought of a man who yearned for money, women, and power, one cannot have Henry VIII pop right into his mind. Even a "messenger of god" in Cardinal Thomas Woolsey had a yearning to become powerful. Even Anne Boleyn was corrupted when the throne was offered to her, no matter how rebellious she was. Man's natural will for power and wealth WILL corrupt you if given the chance.
             King Henry the VIII of England did not step to the throne without many interesting years ahead. Though popular with the people of England and also very talented politician he had many ups and downs throughout his tenure. Including the on-the-edge legality of his divorce with Catherine, the feud with the pope, and the framing of one of his wives. Henry was a genuine Don Juan with the ladies, at first anyway, probably not when he cut their heads off though. The reason Henry would become king is because of his brothers, Arthur, death in April of 1502. After Henry was given the throne, his thirst for power gave him and gave away many allegiances. His first wife was Catherine of Aragorn, his brother's widow. Five wives would follow after her. Including the famous Anne Boleyn. .
             Anne Boleyn was a very important, if not the most important character in.
             "Anne of a Thousand Days." She is the focal point in that it is her decisions and actions that reflect what happen throughout the story. For example, Anne could have refused to marry Henry, and could have run away. These actions and decisions would have dramatically changed the outcome of the story, and for that matter history. But the natural yearning in the heart of men for wealth and power kept her from making this decision. Throughout the picture Anne has many different personality traits which seem to change over time.

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