Our Majestic Savior
Henry VIII was King of England for 38 years from 1509-1547.
His contemporaries considered him in his prime to be an attractive,
educated and accomplished king, and has been described as
"one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne."
The following description came from an Italian diplomat who wrote it in 1515 in a dispatch back to Venice. It seems this is
a true description of Henry VIII when he was 24 years old rather than those which were written by Englishmen to please the king.
"His Majesty is the handsomest potentate I ever set eyes on;
above the usual height, with an extremely fine calf to his leg,
his complexion very fair and bright, with auburn hair combed straight and short and his round face so very beautiful, that it would become pretty woman.
He speaks French, Latin and a little Italian, he plays well on the lute and harpsichord, sings from book at sight, draws the bow with greater strength than any man in England and jousts marvelously.
Believe me, he is in every respect a most accomplished Prince; and I have new seen all the sovereigns in Christendom and last of all these two of France and England in such great state, might well rest content, and with sufficient reason have it said to me, 'Go home traveler, your eyes have seen enough.' "
King Henry VIII looked majestic as a young man because of his good physical features. Our Savior Jesus Christ is described in
all of his majesty symbolically so we might honor and worship
his majesty who is Lord over his church.
Our word majestic comes from the Latin word which means great. It is often used to describe how kings and queens looked when they were wearing their official robes which are splendid because of the rich colors and material along with the jewels they wore.
HIS MAJESTY :12-16
Seven is the number for completeness - seven days of creation.
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