By: Jonathan Steinert
Henry VIII was born as the king of England on June 28, 1491 in Greenwich, England. He passed away on January 28, 1547 in Westminster, England. Henry VII was an English man. At the time of Henry's birth, England and France went to war. Also, Girolano Savanrola denounced the corruption of Lorenzo de Medici in Florence. Henry VIII was a product of man and a force of nature. He was recognized as much by what he succeeded in doing as by what he failed to do. He was a reincarnated Prince Hal, characterized by an unparalleled zest for life who turned into a sour, diseased, and often evil combination of royal Falstaff and twisted Goliath (DISCovering Biography, 2003).
A portrait of King Henry VIII.
Henry VIII beheaded many of his wives using the guillotine.
The Wives of King Henry VIII
The wives of king Henry VIII.
Catherine of Aragon
King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon in 1509.
The Defeated French and Scots
King Henry VIII defeated the French and Scots in 1513.
Execution of Anne Boleyn
King Henry VIII beheaded his wife, Anne Boleyn, in 1536.
Impact on Society Today and Now
Interesting Facts on Henry VIII
- Henry VIII had six wives
- He enjoyed horse riding, jousting, and archery. He was very fit and energetic as a child.
- He liked music and holding feasts at his palaces including Hampton Court.
- Henry VIII had seven siblings.
- Henry VIII was apart of the Tudor Dynasty who ruled England between 1485 and 1603.