Henry VII of England
(1457-1509)
Elizabeth of York Queen of England
(1466-1503)
Louis XII of France
(1462-1515)
Mary Tudor Queen of France
(1496-1533)

Henry VIII of England
(1491-1547)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Queen of England Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke

2. Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
3. Jane Seymour
4. Anne of Cleves
5. Queen of England Catherine Howard
6. Queen of England Catherine Parr

Henry VIII of England

  • Born: 28 Jun 1491
  • Marriage (1): Queen of England Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke on 25 Jan 1533
  • Marriage (2): Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
  • Marriage (3): Jane Seymour
  • Marriage (4): Anne of Cleves
  • Marriage (5): Queen of England Catherine Howard
  • Marriage (6): Queen of England Catherine Parr
  • Died: 28 Jan 1547 at age 55
  • Buried: St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

  General Notes:

Henry VIII (28 June 1491 \endash 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord Lordship_of_Ireland, and later assumed the Kingship King_of_Ireland, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim English_claims_to_the_French_throne by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty succeeding his father, Henry VII of_England.
Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries , and his own establishment as the Supreme Head of the Church of England . Yet he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings, even after his excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542
In 1513, the new king allied with the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximillian I Maximilian_I,Holy_Roman_Emperor, and invaded France with a large, well-equipped army, but achieved little at a considerable financial cost. Maximillian, for his part, used the English invasion to his own ends, and this prejudiced England's ability to defeat the French. This foray would prove the start of an obsession for Henry, who invaded again in 1544. This time, Henry's forces captured the important city of Boulogne , but again the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V Holy_Roman_Emperor, supported Henry only as long as he needed to and England, strained by the enormous cost of the war, ransomed the city back for peace.
His contemporaries considered Henry in his prime to be an attractive, educated and accomplished king, and he has been described as "one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne".] Besides ruling with considerable power, he also engaged himself as an author and composer. His desire to provide England with a male heir \endash which stemmed partly from personal vanity and partly because he believed a daughter would be unable to consolidate the Tudor dynasty and the fragile peace that existed following the Wars of the Roses \endash led to the two things for which Henry is most remembered: his six marriages Wives_of_Henry_VIII and the English Reformation . Henry became morbidly obese and his health suffered, contributing to his death in 1547. He is frequently characterised in his later life as a lustful, egotistical, harsh, and insecure king He was succeeded by his son Edward VI


Henry married Queen of England Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke, daughter of Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Lady Elizabeth Howard, on 25 Jan 1533. (Queen of England Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke was born in 1501 and died on 9 May 1536.)


Henry next married Queen of England Catherine of Aragon, daughter of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. (Queen of England Catherine of Aragon was born on 16 Dec 1485 and died on 7 Jan 1536.)


Henry next married Jane Seymour. (Jane Seymour was born in 1508, died on 24 Oct 1537 and was buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.)


Henry next married Anne of Cleves. (Anne of Cleves was born on 22 Sep 1515 and died on 16 Jul 1557.)


Henry next married Queen of England Catherine Howard. (Queen of England Catherine Howard was born in 1523 and died on 13 Feb 1542.)


Henry next married Queen of England Catherine Parr. (Queen of England Catherine Parr was born in 1512 and died on 5 Sep 1548.)




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