All this goes to show that human nature doesn't change very much.
r. Power to have children, power to influence Europe too I guess. Which as we saw was distinctly limited as it turned out, but that was clearly part of the message.
Indeed, woman getting the blame in many cultures (partially even in our modern civilised western world) for infertility. Henry certainly did blame his wifes, but given the number he had....one has to wonder who realy had limited fertility :-) (i hope im not stepping too much into politics here)