I was aware that Henry VII had long fought his cause for sainthood and that his tomb at St George's chapel Windsor was like the Lourdes of its day, full of empty crutches due to the number of miraculous cures attributed to his intercession. I was also aware that his cause floundered in the reign of Henry VIII for fairly obvious reasons. What is didn't realise is that the cause was still being progressed as late as 1926. I found a prayer card at MIL's flat with an Imprematur from Thomas Henshaw, Bishop of Salford at that time. The card reads:
In furtherance of the cause of
King Henry VI
O God, Who didst choose Thy servant King Henry to be a pattern of innocence and most patient meekness, a lover of the priesthood and a patron of godly learning; and Who hast, as we confidently hope, restored to him in heaven the crown which he lost on earth; grant we beseech Thee, that for Thy greater glory and the salvation of souls he may be glorified on earth as in heaven.
Moved by that faith and loyalty towards the Holy See, which he ever showed in the hour when its privileges were in most danger, we humbly beg this favour through the infinite merits of Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God world without end. Amen.
King Henry VI
Born December 6th 1421
Began to reign, September 1st 1422
Deposed March 4th 1461
Restored October 9th 1470
Murdered May 21st-22nd 1471
I can only assume that with the advent of the second world war, his being an innocent and a pacifist, meant his cause waned once again.
I wonder what he makes of the old boys from the school he founded, David Cameron and Boris Johnson? I wonder what he makes of this "royal wedding" next to his very bones and the lady's renunciation of the Catholic faith?
For your interest, here is comment on the Autumn Kelly wedding from a blogging canon layer.