Originally Posted by Tyburn
Well...to be fair...he didnt start out that way.
At first he wasnt interested in Government, and only wanted to play music and sport...He enjoyed warfare against the French of course...but thats not a bad thing
What made him go sour was when he kinda lost his footing in Europe and had to be famous for peace maker rather then warirror...and when Catherine refused to bear him a son...and wouldnt die
Well if he didn't become a huge fat ass and ruin his hopes of Alliance with the HRE he may have become VERY powerful indeed. But then of course the money that went into building his navy and national defense was pillaged and raped from the remaining catholic monastaries in England after he declared himself pope of the church of England.