King Henry VIII: The Most Famous King In English History

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Have you ever heard of King Henry VIII? Well if not Henry VIII was one of the most famous kings in English history. He was the second Tudor Monarch. Henry was born June 28th 1491. He is famously known for having six wives. He is the second son of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. Henry was only 17 years old when he took upon the throne. He was the second succession for the throne after his brother Arthur. His brother Arthur dies at only the age of 15. The Tudor Era endured an illness known as the sweating disease. The sweating disease took the lives of robust adults and children including Arthur.This disease is neither flu-like, nor like the plague, this illness first showed in England in the summer of 1485. It caused a fever, profuse sweating,…show more content…
In 1534 Henry passed the Act Of Supremacy. This act meant that the king, and not the pope, was the heads of the church in England. Henry even established a new church in England. He then died on January 28th,1547. What would life been life if Henry VIII never came around? Most of Europe would have still been catholic. Also if Henry never came around, there would be no Edward VI, Elizabeth I, and Stuarts. Nelson would not have fought the spanish at Trafalgar, which that old means England would actually have some type of victory. Also in North America, Spain, France, Portugal, and England there would be uniformly catholic settlements. If Henry never came around most likely the Protestantism wouldn’t have been flourished. Without Henry being around, that would mean no Elizabeth the first who became one of the greatest monarchs in English history. There also wouldn’t be a great symbols of monarch without either of them. The English reformation would of most likely never happened. Henry had a huge part of the English reformation starting. Also without Henry english doctors probably wouldn’t have discovered some new

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