Henry VIII

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Henry VIII

The country that he inherited upon his father's death in 1509 had tremendous potential. Henry VII had successfully ended the destructive civil wars that plagued England throughout the 15th century and created an England united under the Tudor throne. His adroit management of government administration enabled him to establish a firm financial base for the Crown with an enormous reserve of funds.

Background information

1. As the head of the church, Henry could grant himself a divorce which the pope was unwilling to give him.2. By taking charge of the monasteries, Henry claimed all the wealth and land formerly held by the monks.

Birth: June 28, 1491, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, United KingdomDeath: January 28, 1547, Palace of Whitehall, City of Westminster, United KingdomParents: Elizabeth of York, Henry VII of EnglandTime of ruling: From 21 April 1509 until his deathChildren: Elizabeth, Mary, Edward VI, Henry Fitzroy, Henry, and Edward.Spouses: Catherine of Aragon,Anne Boleyn,Jane Seymour,Anne of Cleves,Catherine Howard,Catherine Parr.

Primary Quote

“Our King does not desire gold or gems or precious metals, but virtue, glory, immortality.” -Lord Mountjoy to Erasmus, 1509

While he was king, Henry went to war with France three separate times, fought Scotland with similar regularity, and fought his on-again, off- again friend the Emperor Charles V at the close of the 1520s. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was an important factor in Henry's involvement with this conflict.

Henry VIII

Absolute Monarch


Foreign Affairs

Ruler of England

Absolute Monarch:Why or Why not?

They were always stopped short of being absolute monarchs because they will still dependent on parliament to levy taxes and to create some laws.


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