Far from it, you called a polymath, multi lingual near genius an "Idiot",
What you call ego-maniac who depleted mountains of gold hoarded by his father on his hut for fame and glory?
There is more but I'm not going to waste my typing power on some bigoted semi-educated dude talking bollox. Yes, you know the details but you are missing the point big time, and your understanding of the way things are connected is no existent..
FYI, it was not Henry who saw off the Armada it was one of his Daughters,Good Queen Bess, Liz
I know that, What if on the throne was his first daughter kin of Spanish King? No Armada.
Firstly it was daughter not a son so his divorce was waste of time (yeah I know about E). Second he aliened England from Spain and most Kingdoms of Christendom.If not for him going for monies and the Church lands that wouldn't have happened.
All his greatness is just confabulation made up by the Protestant clique who grabbed lands and power in England - thanks to him..
As for Armada -Now that was a lucky escape due to the element.
Why I'm calling you semi-educated? It is not malicious but for a guy who knows all that details you are unable to draw conclusions and learn form them, it seems as if all those details were just reinforcing the most bizarre prejudices and preconceptions.
I don't care about all that but your claim that Protestantism is/was recipe for wealth and prosperity is just unsubstantial BS.