Person:Henry Tudor (29)

King Henry VIII of England
m. 18 Jan 1483/84
  1. Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales1486 - 1502
  2. Margaret Tudor, Princess of England1489 - 1541
  3. King Henry VIII of England1491 - 1547
  4. Elizabeth Tudor, Princess of England1492 - 1495
  5. Mary Tudor, Queen of France1496 - 1533
  6. Edward TudorAbt 1498 - 1499
  7. Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset1499 - 1500
  8. Katherine Tudor1503 - 1503
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 England1491 - 1547
  • WAnne BoleynBet 1501 & 1507 - 1536
m. 1533
  1. Elizabeth I _____, of England1533 - 1603
  • HKing Henry VIII of England1491 - 1547
  • WJane Seymour1507/08 - 1537
m. 1536
  1. Edward VI _____, of England1537 - 1553
  • HKing Henry VIII of England1491 - 1547
  • WAnne of Cleves1515 - 1557
m. 6 Jan 1540
m. 28 Jul 1540
m. 1543
  • HKing Henry VIII of England1491 - 1547
  • WElizabeth BlountAbt 1502 - 1539/40
  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 6 Jan 1540 to Anne of Cleves
Marriage 28 Jul 1540 to Catherine Howard
Marriage 1543 to Queen Catherine Parr
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Elizabeth Blount
Death[1] 28 Jan 1547 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandWestminster Palace
Burial[2] St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Other?  Speculative family?: Unknown and Agnes Blewett (1) 
Reference Number? Q38370?

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Henry VIII (28 June 149128 January 1547) was King of England from 22 April 1509 until his death in 1547. Henry is best known for his six marriages, and for his efforts to have his first marriage (to Catherine of Aragon) annulled. His disagreement with Pope Clement VII about such an annulment led Henry to initiate the English Reformation, separating the Church of England from papal authority. He appointed himself Supreme Head of the Church of England and dissolved convents and monasteries, for which he was excommunicated. Henry is also known as "the father of the Royal Navy", as he invested heavily in the navy, increasing its size from a few to more than 50 ships, and established the Navy Board.

Domestically, Henry is known for his radical changes to the English Constitution, ushering in the theory of the divine right of kings in opposition to Papal supremacy. He also greatly expanded royal power during his reign. He frequently used charges of treason and heresy to quell dissent, and those accused were often executed without a formal trial by means of bills of attainder. He achieved many of his political aims through the work of his chief ministers, some of whom were banished or executed when they fell out of his favour. Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Richard Rich, and Thomas Cranmer all figured prominently in his administration.

Henry was an extravagant spender, using the proceeds from the dissolution of the monasteries and acts of the Reformation Parliament. He also converted the money that was formerly paid to Rome into royal revenue. Despite the money from these sources, he was continually on the verge of financial ruin due to his personal extravagance, as well as his numerous costly and largely unsuccessful wars, particularly with King Francis I of France, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, King James V of Scotland and the Scottish regency under the Earl of Arran and Mary of Guise. At home, he oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542, and he was the first English monarch to rule as King of Ireland following the Crown of Ireland Act 1542.

Henry's contemporaries considered him to be an attractive, educated, and accomplished king. He has been described as "one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne" and his reign has been described as the "most important" in English history. He was an author and composer. As he aged, he became severely overweight and his health suffered. He is frequently characterised in his later life as a lustful, egotistical, paranoid and tyrannical monarch. 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.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Henry VIII of England. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Henry VIII of England, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Henry VIII, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Henry VIII Tudor, King of England, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59)
    Volume 3 page 175, Volume 3 pages 442 and 443.