King Henry VIII
Vote for Henry for Head of State-The only head left!
- · King Henry VIII was known as the “Father of the English Navy”
- · Decreased the power of the nobles and increased the power of Parliament and the monarchy
- · Fine horseman and athlete who excelled in the joust and also played sports such as tennis
- · created a great chain of coastal fortresses in the 1540s to defend England against the threat of invasion
- · created a great chain of coastal fortresses in the 1540’2 to defend England against the threat of invasion
- · increased the English Navy from just 5 ships at the beginning of his reign to about 60 ships
- · Led the religious reformation in England and changed the religion of England from the Roman Catholic faith to the Protestant religion
- · Produced three children who all ruled as the King or Queens of England continuing the Tudor Dynasty: King Edward VI, Bloody Mary and Queen Elizabeth I
- · handsome young man with a powerful physique
- · tall, large-framed and muscular
- · “the best dressed sovereign in the world.”
- · greatest love is hunting on horseback, preferably deer or wild boar.
- · also has a great love of food and drink