Henry VIII


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Henry VIII

1491-1547.
King of England (1509-1547) who succeeded his father, Henry VII. He established the Church of England by the Act of Supremacy (1534) after divorce from Catherine of Aragon, the first of his six wives, compelled him to break from the Catholic Church.

Henry VIII

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(Biography) 1491–1547, king of England (1509–47); second son of Henry VII. The declaration that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was invalid and his marriage to Anne Boleyn (1533) precipitated the Act of Supremacy, making Henry supreme head of the Church in England. Anne Boleyn was executed (1536) and Henry subsequently married Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. His reign is also noted for the fame of his succession of advisers, Cardinal Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, and Thomas Cromwell
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Noun1.Henry VIII - son of Henry VII and King of England from 1509 to 1547Henry VIII - son of Henry VII and King of England from 1509 to 1547; his divorce from Catherine of Aragon resulted in his break with the Catholic Church in 1534 and his excommunication 1538, leading to the start of the Reformation in England (1491-1547)
House of Tudor, Tudor - an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
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Very likely it had remained in some quiet monastery library for hundreds of years until Henry VIII.
The ambitious cardinal, who was prime minister to Henry VIII.
It traced its origin to an abbey school, founded before the Conquest, where the rudiments of learning were taught by Augustine monks; and, like many another establishment of this sort, on the destruction of the monasteries it had been reorganised by the officers of King Henry VIII and thus acquired its name.
But that was not inexcusable; for she had always thought he was Henry VIII, and she did not approve of him.
this simple and cheap manner, and once when Henry VIII of England sent
We are amused at beholding the costume of Henry VIII, or Queen Elizabeth, as much as if it was that of the King and Queen of the Cannibal Islands.
Henry VIII, the Defender of the Faith, seized upon the monastery and its possessions and hanged and tortured some of the monks who could not accommodate themselves to the pace of his reform.
After a little search, grandma produced an old portfolio, and selecting the papers, read the following letter, written by Anne Boleyn before her marriage to Henry VIII, and now in the possession of a celebrated antiquarian:
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A PRIMARY school choral and orchestra day is to take place at King Henry VIII School in Coventry.
A HISTORIC Yardley church with links to Henry VIII is the exciting venue for a theatre group's latest show, A Man For All Seasons.
THE court of Henry VIII is a dangerous court of Henry VIII is a dangerous and seductive place - as young Mary and seductive place - as young Mary Boleyn discovers when she catches oleyn discovers when she catches the, womanising monarch's eye in The Other Boleyn Girl (oleyn Girl (BBC2, 10pm, tonight).