Was Henry VIII a Psychopath?
I know more about Henry VIII than I do about psychopaths. Or at least I think I do. I’m under the impression that psychopaths don’t feel guilty about the bad things that they do. They’re not capable of it.
Example? Hmmm…well….Hannibal Lecter? The serial killer who chews his way through Thomas Harris’s novels Manhunter, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal is supposedly a bona fide psychopath. And I’ve seen Silence of the Lambs — twice — and shudder whenever I picture Anthony Hopkins’ cannibalistic fava-beans riposte or hear him saying, “Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembry.”