Chairs: Jun Davinci-Choi and Bertina Kudrin
Defense of the Faith- Court of King Henry VIII
Every delegate in this committee has strong self-interests. Whether you are a foreign leader, noble, or mistress, your job is to ensure that Henry’s marriage benefits you most while also reacting to the threats of the world outside. To achieve this goal, you must work quickly and intelligently to collaborate with those allies on your side of the marriage scandal. A great delegate can both build relationships with other powers and also ensure his own self-interests prevail before any other alliance.
For those on Catherine’s side: Your objective will be primarily to prevent the divorce, but also to ensure the power of the Catholic Church is not disrupted throughout Europe.
For those on Anne’s side: Your objective will be primarily to ensure the divorce, but also to ensure the supremacy of England over all other powers and preserve its place in the currently Catholic European hierarchy.
Nobles: This situation can be used to aid your political aspirations, as you can gain roles orchestrating the actions of each side, ensuring that should your side triumph, you will have a high role in the resulting world order. The dilemma stands most prominently for devout Catholics within the English government – how do you maintain your religious beliefs and also your standing within the government?