Under the Tudors, parliamentary sovereignty became paramount.
Henry VIII's Spanish queen, Catherine, introduced him to them and he is said to have eaten 20 at one sitting. Food for thought this Thanksgiving.
Historical insight is not the only thing that has been raised with the Mary Rose.
An assimilation of artistic, geographical and historical records offers the best reconstruction of the battle in which the Mary Rose sank yet.
Giles Fraser thinks that 'Brexit recycles the defiant spirit of the Reformation'. How wrong can he be?
David Cameron has pledged that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees – but how did Henry VIII manage those in need 500 years ago?