Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vatican letter on sale for $68,000

If you can spare $68,000, you can buy a copy of the letter in which Henry asked the Catholic church for an annulment from Catherine of Aragon.

"The Vatican has opened its Secret Archives, the repository of centuries worth of documents pertaining to the Holy See, to let the world get a closer look at a document presaging England’s split from the Church of Rome. Dated July 13, 1530 and addressed to Pope Clement VII, the letter asks for the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and includes the seals of dozens of peers of England who concurred with the request. A facsimile of the document will go on sale next month for about $68,000 from Venice-based publisher Scrinium, which plans a limited run of 199 copies."

Vatican Reveals Letter That Split England from Roman Church

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