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Noun1.viii - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and oneVIII - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
Adj.1.viii - being one more than sevenviii - being one more than seven    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
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Hall described Henry VIII, on his way to the Tower previous to his coronation, as wearing "a jacket of raised gold, the placard embroidered with diamonds and other rich stones, and a great bauderike about his neck of large balasses.
The ambitious cardinal, who was prime minister to Henry VIII.
Charles VIII, King of France, born 1470, died 1498.
a possibly deliberate misquotation of "It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone" from John Heywood, "Proverbes", Part II, Chapter VIII (1546)}
About eighteen months or two years after the events which terminate this story, when search was made in that cavern for the body of Olivier le Daim, who had been hanged two days previously, and to whom Charles 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.
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:
this simple and cheap manner, and once when Henry VIII of England sent
Very likely it had remained in some quiet monastery library for hundreds of years until Henry VIII.
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.
But that was not inexcusable; for she had always thought he was Henry VIII, and she did not approve of him.
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.