Connections: Henry V111, Dante, & Michelangelo

Today in History: England's King Henry VIII died today on January 28th and was briefly succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI, before Elizabeth ascended to the throne.  Humanzoo_1Today in History: England's King Henry VIII died today on January 28th and was briefly succeeded by his 9-year-old son, Edward VI, before Elizabeth ascended to the throne.  A little known fact in history was Pope Clement V11 (his childhood friend) commissioning of Michelaneglo to illustrate Dante's Divine Comedy to present by Britain's Cardinal Pole as a gift (bribe) to keep Henry in the Catholic faith, which Henry rebuffed and closed England's monasteries. The Michelangelo illustrated edition of Paradisio was lost to history during the Sack of Rome in 1527 and never found. A Daily Galaxy Staff report: Casey Kazan.