Henry VIII of England

15 Jan 2021  Fri

Henry VIII was the king of England from 1509 CE until he died in 1547 CE. He ruled England for almost 38 years, presiding over sweeping changes that brought his nation into the Protestant Reformation. He presided over the beginning of the English Renaissance and Protestant Reformation.

Henry VIII was the second Tudor monarch of England after his father, Henry VII. He is best known for his six wives. As a king Henry VIII, was not expected to rule, he only took the throne in his hand as his elder brother died, but he ended up embarking upon a religious reformation, cracking down on dissent and marrying a total of six wives. Henry VIII, desire for the male heir, led him to divorce two wives and have two wives beheaded: it led to religious revolution and the creation of the Church of England, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and the Reformation.

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