Who is Henry VIII?

  • (noun): Son of Henry VII and King of England from 1509 to 1547; his divorce from Catherine of Aragon resulted in his break with the Catholic Church in 1534 and the start of the Reformation in England (1491-1547).

Henry VIII

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later King, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

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List Of Artists At Hampton Court Palace
... The Family of Henry VIII ... Flemish, set of 10 tapestries commissioned by Henry VIII in the early 1540s, 6 of which are displayed in the Great Hall ... of Hercules The Triumph of Bacchus - Brussels, purchased by Henry VIII in the 1540s, in the King's Presence Chamber ...
Henry VIII - Marriages and Issue
... See also Wives of Henry VIII Name Birth Death Notes By Catherine of Aragon (married Greenwich Palace 11 June 1509 annulled 23 May 1533) Unnamed Daughter 31 January 1510 2 ... January 1569 married Sir Francis Knollys had issue Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon 4 March 23 ... July 1596 married 1545, Ann Morgan had issue ...
Architecture Of The Medieval Cathedrals Of England - Background - Scope
... to the official religion of the country, which occurred in 1534 during the reign of Henry VIII ... At the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII, all the previously monastic cathedrals became governed by secular canons like the first group ... established as new cathedrals under Henry VIII Bristol, Chester, Gloucester, Oxford and Peterborough and five further large churches which were later to become cathedrals, St Albans and Southwark ...
Mary Boleyn - Royal Mistress
... a wealthy and influential courtier, on 4 February 1520 Henry VIII was a guest at the couple's wedding ... At some point, Mary became Henry's mistress the exact date is unclear, but it probably began some time in 1521 ... The liaison was never publicised, and Mary never enjoyed the fame, wealth and power that Henry's earlier mistresses, such as Bessy Blount, enjoyed, and which was usual for other acknowledged mistresses in France and ...
List Of Costume Drama Films - Films By Period - Renaissance/Elizabethan
... Hamlet (1990) Hearts and Armor (1982) Henry V (1944) Henry V (1989) Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1973) Henry VIII (2003) If I Were King (1938) King Lear (1971) King Lear (1987) King Lear (1997) King ...

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    I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.... I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.
    —Edward VIII (1894–1972)

    Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.... They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools, they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.
    —Patrick Henry Pearse (1879–1916)