King Arthur I: What might have been

Had he lived, what sort of king would Arthur, oldest son of King Henry VII, have been? An article on PhysOrg.com ponders the question with the help of Dr Steven Gunn, Lecturer in Modern History at Merton College, and one of the editors of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Life, Death and Commemoration.

"There would not have been the problem of the king’s debatable marriage and subsequent divorce, for one thing, so maybe no break with Rome and no Church of England," Dr Gunn said. "There might also have been a less confrontational, less metropolitan style of rule."