henry VIII

In general, Henry VIII Tudor was not famous for his achievements but for the fact that he had six wives.

He was king of England from 1509 until his death (1547).

Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, suceeding his father, Henry VII.

Besides his six marriages, he is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from Roman Catholic Church.

Henry was known by some to be an attractive and charismatic man in his prime (w kwiecie wieku, w kwiecie życia)

educated and accomplished. His desire was to provide England with a male heir.

In his later life he became morbidly(okropnie, chorobliwie) obese and his health suffered; his public image is frequently depicted as one of a lustful (lubieżny), egoistical, harsh and insecure king.

 

His father : Henry VII of England

His mother : Elizabeth of York

His successor : Edward VI

 

He was married to Catherine of Aragon and this marriage was annuled by pope. Then he found out Anne Boleyn interesting and he proposed to her, but as she became accused of incest and dishonesty she was beheaded.

After her death he married Jane Seymour. Some people said that Henry VIII truly loved this woman. Unfortunately, she died when the labour was taking place but she gave birth to a child, named Edward VI. At last, Henry VIII could provide England with a male heir.

Anne of Cleves was another wife of Henry VIII. This marriage was anulled either. After a while king was impressed by Catherine Howard but she commited infidelity so was behaded as well.

The last wife of Henry VIII was Catherine Parr. She was the smartest one. Catherine could have been accused of heresy because she had forbidden books but she was very cunning and she avoided death. In fact, she buried her husband, Henry VIII and she tried to start a new life with Jane Seymour’s brother but she died of complications after the labour.

 

By indolentlady

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