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Did Blood Cause Henry VIII’s Madness and Reproductive Woes?

The life of England’s King Henry VIII is a royal paradox. A lusty womanizer who married six times and canoodled with countless ladies-in-waiting in an era before reliable birth control, he only fathered four children who survived infancy. Handsome, vigorous and relatively benevolent in the early years of his reign, he ballooned into an ailing 300-pound tyrant whose capriciousness and paranoia sent many heads rolling—including those of two of his wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
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USS Concord (CL-10)

USS Concord (CL-10)USS Concord (CL-10) was a Omaha class light cruiser that served in the south Pacific until 1944 before moving to the Aleutians, from where she took part in the bombardment of the Japanese Kurile Islands. She received one battle star for her role in the Second World War.The Concord was laid down on 29 March 1920, launched on 15 December 1921 and commissioned on 3 November 1923.
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Combat of the Col de Tende, 6 or 7 May 1800

Combat of the Col de Tende, 6 or 7 May 1800The combat of the Col de Tende (6 or 7 May 1800) was an Austrian victory that forced the French to abandon a defensive position in the pass that marks the border between the Maritime and Ligurian Alps and retreat back towards Nice.The Col de Tende (Colle di Tenda in Italian) links Nice and Tende to Cuneo, and since the French disasters of 1799 had been part of the frontline between the Austrians and French armies.
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The beliefs of Henry VIII

Henry VIII was very much a conformist with regards to his beliefs. His main belief was that God had had created society as it was and that this society should not change or be challenged. Henry believed that women were inferior to men and that those who were born into poverty were there because that was the way God ordained it to be.
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