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Eric Grunau 2019-08-16
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On Wednesday, former US President Barack Obama posted on Facebook his favorite books he's been reading over the summer.

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Colson Whitehead -- best known for his previous book The Underground Railroad -- tackles another moment in American history told through the story of two boys sentenced to a nightmarish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

If you loved the Academy Award-nominated film Arrival, then you already know sci-fi author Ted Chiang's work.

This historical novel by Hilary Mantel won the coveted Booker Prize back in 2009.

As a reimagining of life under Henry VIII, this novel gives a glimpse of the real-life charmer and ambitious lawyer Thomas Cromwell who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540 -- until he was beheaded by the King.

"Hilary Mantel's epic fictionalized look at Thomas Cromwell's rise to power, came out in 2009, but I was a little busy back then, so I missed it," Obama wrote.

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Edward Hickey 2019-02-15
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Three is hoping to build on its PhonesAreGood campaign, launched in October last year, that took a tongue-in-cheek look at all the negative press around smartphone addiction by imagining some historical scenarios that would have been changed for the better with the involvement of a smartphone.

One of those scenarios concerned King Henry the Eighth, who notoriously got through six wives by the time he called it a day.

While the tweet was clearly a joke, there was always the possibility that it could be perceived as some kind of trivialising or even endorsement of domestic violence by someone.

“In many of the women killed as a result of intimate partner violence blunt force trauma to or being stabbed in the head is a feature.

https://twitter.com/threeuk/status/1095740892919541761?s=21” Three seems to have taken down the offending tweet by here’s a screenshot of it courtesy of Jeanhatchet.

That was enough for the Manchester Evening News to get involved, which committed not one but two dogged hacks to the job of writing up this mumsnet post and the rest of the claimed ‘flurry of complaints’ around Three’s tweet.

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Reginald Wetzel 2018-05-02
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The bloodthirsty draft of a letter by King Henry VIII in which he demands a monk’s violent death is set to go on public display.

In the 16th-century death warrant, the famous king orders that the abbot of Norton Abbey in the North of England be “hung drawn and quartered,” but then decides that the clergyman should just be hanged.

The 1536 letter, which is on loan from the U.K.’s National Archives, is set to go on display at the Norton Priory Museum in Runcorn, Northern England, starting May 5.

The monarch apparently changed his mind over the abbot’s fate, SWNS reports, noting that the words “drawn and quartered” are crossed out.

“Because it is a corrected draft we can almost read the thoughts of the king before he has had a chance to calm down or speak to his advisors,” he explained.

Henry VIII’s reign was a turbulent period, marked by religious tension as the King severed England, Wales and Ireland’s relationship with the Catholic Church in Rome.

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Kyle Patterson 2019-08-19
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Lee Clow asked me into his office, and we sat down on his two big leather chairs facing each other.

“We’re going to make you the ecd of the office,” he said.

It was time to create an executive creative director position, and I became the guinea pig.

What happened to me, what will happen to you, what will happen to anyone who rises from a peer group to a leadership position is quite simple.

Let me offer some wisdom I learned that helped me go from buddy to boss.

The first was the tyrant model—think imperial warlord or Henry VIII.

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Ruth Reed 2019-04-26
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Football might be the beautiful game but it’s had a very turbulent past.

Henry VIII, a man whose reputation is one of violence and brutality.

Henry VIII wasn’t the first aristocrat to try and outlaw football, though.

It began way back in the 14th century with the Lord Mayor of London, with Judy Stubley calculating thirty examples of anti-football legislation from the 14 th to the 17 th centuries.

So why would Henry VIIIhave such an unlikely dislike for football?

He even went so far as to refer to football as “the vulgar recreation” - but only when it was played by the common people.

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Eric Grunau 2019-08-16
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On Wednesday, former US President Barack Obama posted on Facebook his favorite books he's been reading over the summer.

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Colson Whitehead -- best known for his previous book The Underground Railroad -- tackles another moment in American history told through the story of two boys sentenced to a nightmarish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

If you loved the Academy Award-nominated film Arrival, then you already know sci-fi author Ted Chiang's work.

This historical novel by Hilary Mantel won the coveted Booker Prize back in 2009.

As a reimagining of life under Henry VIII, this novel gives a glimpse of the real-life charmer and ambitious lawyer Thomas Cromwell who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540 -- until he was beheaded by the King.

"Hilary Mantel's epic fictionalized look at Thomas Cromwell's rise to power, came out in 2009, but I was a little busy back then, so I missed it," Obama wrote.

Reginald Wetzel 2018-05-02
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The bloodthirsty draft of a letter by King Henry VIII in which he demands a monk’s violent death is set to go on public display.

In the 16th-century death warrant, the famous king orders that the abbot of Norton Abbey in the North of England be “hung drawn and quartered,” but then decides that the clergyman should just be hanged.

The 1536 letter, which is on loan from the U.K.’s National Archives, is set to go on display at the Norton Priory Museum in Runcorn, Northern England, starting May 5.

The monarch apparently changed his mind over the abbot’s fate, SWNS reports, noting that the words “drawn and quartered” are crossed out.

“Because it is a corrected draft we can almost read the thoughts of the king before he has had a chance to calm down or speak to his advisors,” he explained.

Henry VIII’s reign was a turbulent period, marked by religious tension as the King severed England, Wales and Ireland’s relationship with the Catholic Church in Rome.

Ruth Reed 2019-04-26
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Football might be the beautiful game but it’s had a very turbulent past.

Henry VIII, a man whose reputation is one of violence and brutality.

Henry VIII wasn’t the first aristocrat to try and outlaw football, though.

It began way back in the 14th century with the Lord Mayor of London, with Judy Stubley calculating thirty examples of anti-football legislation from the 14 th to the 17 th centuries.

So why would Henry VIIIhave such an unlikely dislike for football?

He even went so far as to refer to football as “the vulgar recreation” - but only when it was played by the common people.

Edward Hickey 2019-02-15
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Three is hoping to build on its PhonesAreGood campaign, launched in October last year, that took a tongue-in-cheek look at all the negative press around smartphone addiction by imagining some historical scenarios that would have been changed for the better with the involvement of a smartphone.

One of those scenarios concerned King Henry the Eighth, who notoriously got through six wives by the time he called it a day.

While the tweet was clearly a joke, there was always the possibility that it could be perceived as some kind of trivialising or even endorsement of domestic violence by someone.

“In many of the women killed as a result of intimate partner violence blunt force trauma to or being stabbed in the head is a feature.

https://twitter.com/threeuk/status/1095740892919541761?s=21” Three seems to have taken down the offending tweet by here’s a screenshot of it courtesy of Jeanhatchet.

That was enough for the Manchester Evening News to get involved, which committed not one but two dogged hacks to the job of writing up this mumsnet post and the rest of the claimed ‘flurry of complaints’ around Three’s tweet.

Kyle Patterson 2019-08-19
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Lee Clow asked me into his office, and we sat down on his two big leather chairs facing each other.

“We’re going to make you the ecd of the office,” he said.

It was time to create an executive creative director position, and I became the guinea pig.

What happened to me, what will happen to you, what will happen to anyone who rises from a peer group to a leadership position is quite simple.

Let me offer some wisdom I learned that helped me go from buddy to boss.

The first was the tyrant model—think imperial warlord or Henry VIII.