King Henry VIII

By Aidan Harmon

Who was King Henry?

Henry VIII was the king of England from 1508 to 1547. He was born in London, England, on June 28, 1491. He died in London, England, on January 28, 1547, at 55 years old.
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What did he do?

He had six wives and beheaded two of them. Had seventy thousand people executed during his reign. He also bankrupted the national treasury while in power. He was morbidly obese and had a rotting, pus filled wound on his thigh.

What happened to his wives?

Henry had six different wives, but none of them were around for long. He divorced his first wife, Catherine. Anne, his second wife, was executed when she failed to give birth to a son. His third wife, Jane, died during childbirth. A different Anne became

How did he die?

King Henry VIII died from an infection on his thigh that spread and eventually killed him.