A biography of henry viii of england

Henry VIII

He then began a plot to have Anne forced into exile and began communication with Queen Catherine and the Pope to that end. Simply, he never understood why the life of so well-meaning a man should have been beset by so many unmerited troubles.

After a pretense of independence, Henry again joined the former; the Scots promptly joined the French. Second marriage In the winter ofHenry attended a meeting with Francis I of France at Calais in which he enlisted the support of the French king for his new marriage.

He excelled in book learning as well as in the physical exercises of an aristocratic society, and, when in he ascended the throne, great things were expected of him. Young Henry was strictly supervised and did not appear in public.

The appearance of autocracy was misleadingly emphasized by the fact that all revolutions have their victims. As a result, he ascended the throne "untrained in the exacting art of kingship".

A strong man, over six feet tall and broad in proportion, he excelled at jousting and hunting. Sampson cited historical precedents now known to be spurious to support his claim that the English church had always been independent from Rome.

His desire to cut a figure on the European battlefields led him into costly wars. In other cases, he brought his over-powerful subjects to heel by decree. Henry VIII promised the rebels he would pardon them and thanked them for raising the issues to his attention, then invited the rebel leader, Robert Aske to a royal banquet.

He had his own servants and minstrels, including a fool named John Goose. Money had to be raised by selling off the monastic lands, which had brought a good income; the desperate expedient of debasing the coinage, though it brought temporary succour, led to a violent inflation that made things worse.

There is evidence that he was interested in scholarship, that he could be affable and gracious, and that he disliked bloodshed and severity, but all these emotions had to give way to the needs of survival. The king decided to seek a papal annulment that would free him to remarry.

Henry Viii Biography

After a pretense of independence, Henry again joined the former; the Scots promptly joined the French. In addition, Henry had Parliament repeal Titulus Regiusthe statute that declared Edward IV's marriage invalid and his children illegitimate, thus legitimising his wife.

Ferdinand's solution was to make his daughter ambassador, allowing her to stay in England indefinitely. Five days later, on 28 MayCranmer declared the marriage of Henry and Anne to be valid.

Although a leader in every fibre of his being, he little understood where he was leading his nation. Henry also built the first naval dock in Britain at Portsmouth and in he established the Navy Board. An invasion of France was planned for Anne of Cleves was a political bride, chosen to cement an alliance with her brother, the ruler of a Protestant duchy in Germany.

The royal family, who were based in London, were now officially in charge of Wales. Royal finances Henry inherited a vast fortune from his father Henry VII who had, in contrast to his son, been frugal and careful with money.

Yet, even after the emperor made peace with FranceHenry would not let go until two years later. The Pope was so angry that he excommunicated Henry, meaning Henry was thrown out of the church. Although this made Henry very happy, a few days later Jane died. Physical and mental decline The Cleves fiasco destroyed Cromwell; it enabled his many enemies to turn the king against him, and in July his head fell on the scaffold.

Henry Viii Biography

The Duke of Cleves had become engaged in a dispute with the Holy Roman Emperor, with whom Henry had no desire to quarrel. The fanciful expectations of the early days could not, of course, endure; some measure of reality was bound to intrude.

The pope retaliated with a sentence of excommunication; it troubled no one. Indeed, in these last years of his reign, Henry had gained such confidence in his position that he indulged in some wild schemes of matrimonial diplomacy.

Henry, recognizing that Simnel had been a mere dupe, employed him in the royal kitchens. Charles defeated and captured Francis at Pavia and could dictate peace; but he believed he owed Henry nothing. To increase his income from customs dues, Henry tried to encourage exports, protect home industries, help English shipping by the time-honoured method of a navigation act to ensure that English goods were carried in English ships, and find new markets by assisting John Cabot and his sons in their voyages of discovery.Henry VIII is one of the most famous kings in English history.

He was the second Tudor monarch and was well-known for having six wives.

Henry VII of England

His break with the papacy in Rome established the Church of. From boy to king The second son of Henry VII (–), Henry VIII was born on June 28,at England's Greenwich Palace.

Henry VIII, King of England

Henry VIII (28 June – 28 January ) was the King of England from until his death. He is perhaps one of England's most famous monarchs because he and Thomas Cromwell the Archbishop of Canterbury split from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope, and he married six times.

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A biography of henry viii of england
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