If I Could Have Dinner With Anyone In History It Would Be....
I had to think about his one for a while. I have been studying my family history for about a year. There are several of my ancestors I would really love to know more about. I didn't want to go that route though. So I had to think more along the lines of historical figures.
Since I made a trip to London last fall and got to see so many of the historical sites there, I chose King Henry VIII. Now ol' Henry was an interesting man. He wasn't very easy on the wives though.
Henry only lived to be around 56 years old. Unfortunately, some of the wives didn't get to live very long, due to Henry.
He had six wives and this is what happened to them:
Catherine of Aragon-Divorced, Died under Guard
Anne Boleyn - Off With Her Head
Jane Seymour - Died After Giving Birth
Anne of Cleves - Divorced
Catherine Howard - Another One Who Lost Her Head
Catherine Parr - Hah! This one outlived the Bastard!
So, if I had dinner with him, it would be in this day and age. He wouldn't have any power. I could tell him what an idiot he was!
I don't know now that I think about it if it's such a good idea to be alone with him. My head is pretty special to me!!
After seeing the picture, I don't think they went for his looks. Must have been his money!
Yep, I guess I will just have dinner with my Great, Great Grandmother, Rachel Huddleston. She was born in North Carolina in 1788. Her father served in the Revolutionary War. They were Quakers.
Rachel took her children and traveled west to Ohio, away from an alcoholic husband. She had a brother and some sisters who had already moved West. She eventually moved on to Indiana. She was a strong woman, who worked hard to survive.
I would enjoy talking to her and finding out about her life.