Person:Henry Tudor (29)

King Henry VIII of England
m. 11 Jun 1509
  1. England Tudor1510 -
  2. Henry Tudor1510/11 - 1510/11
  3. Henry Tudor1514 - 1514
  4. Queen Mary of England1516 - 1558
  5. Ethelreda Tudor1518 -
  • HKing Henry VIII of England - 1547
  • WAnne Boleynbet 1501 and 1507 - 1536
m. 1533
  1. Elizabeth I , of England1533 - 1603
  • HKing Henry VIII of England - 1547
  • WJane Seymour1507 - 1537
m. 1536
  1. Edward VI , of England1537 - 1553
m. 1540
  • HKing Henry VIII of England - 1547
  • WAnne of Cleves1515/16 - 1557
m. 1540
m. 1543
  1. Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset1519 - 1536
Facts and Events
Name King Henry VIII of England
Alt Name Henry Tudor
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 Jun 1491 Greenwich, Kent, EnglandHouse of Tudor
Marriage 11 Jun 1509 Greenwich, Kent, EnglandGreenwich Palace
to Catherine of Aragon
Marriage 1533 to Anne Boleyn
Marriage 1536 to Jane Seymour
Marriage 1540 to Catherine Howard
Marriage 1540 to Anne of Cleves
Marriage 1543 to Queen Catherine Parr
Marriage  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Elizabeth Blount
Death[1] 28 Jan 1547 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandWestminster Palace
Other?  Speculative family?: Unknown and Agnes Blewett (1) 
Burial[2] St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England

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Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, 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 Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

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, 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, 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 – 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 – led to the two things for which Henry is most remembered: his six marriages 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.

Disputed Lineages

The paternity of Richard Edwardes is a matter of active dispute. The candidates being Thomas Edwardes and Henry VIII. See this discussion.

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