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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, whose profligate spending and perverse pleasures were the outrage of Rome, was a staunch opponent […]
December 29: The Murder of Thomas Becket
Had Becket but served his king with half the zeal that he served his God, he would not have been left naked to his enemies.
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