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October 11: Fidei Defensor

Henry VIII (1521): Defender of the Faith It was on this date, October 11, 1521,* that Pope Leo X conferred the title Fidei Defensor, which is Latin for “Defender of the Faith,” on England’s King Henry VIII. That Medici pope,

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September 7: Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I (1533) It was on this date, September 7, 1533, that the first Queen Elizabeth, monarch of the “Golden Age” of English history, was born at Greenwich Palace. She was a disappointment to her father, King Henry VIII,

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May 19: Executed for Adultery

The Catholic Church has been hypocritical in its position on divorce and adultery.

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John Mill