Henry VIII (Tudor) of England

Henry (Tudor) of England (abt. 1491 - abt. 1547)

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Henry (Henry VIII) "King of England" of England formerly Tudor
Born about in Greenwich, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, Kent, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Whitehall, London, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Palace of Whitehall, Whitehall, Londonmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, London, Englandmap
Husband of — married (to ) in Oatlands Palace, Surreymap
Husband of — married (to ) in Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, Londonmap
Died about in Whitehall, London, Englandmap
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Preceded by
Henry VII
King of England
22 Apr 1509 - 28 Jan 1547
Succeeded by
Edward VI

Contents

Biography

The House of Tudor crest.
Henry VIII (Tudor) of England is a member of the House of Tudor.

Henry VIII is remembered for his six wives and the Reformation.

Vitals

b. 28 Jun 1491 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London.

d. 28 Jan 1547 (age 55); Palace of Whitehall, London.

bur. St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, London.

Titles

  • 31 Oct 1491: K.B.
  • 17 May 1495: K.G.
  • 31 Oct 1494 -18 Feb 1503/4: 1st Duke of York, 18 Feb 1503/4: Duke of York declared void by Act of Parliament, as a result of being heir to the Crown.
  • 02 Apr 1502: 1st Duke of Cornwall
  • 1st Earl of Chester 18 Feb 1504.
  • 18 Feb 1504: Prince of Wales
  • 21 Apr 1509: Henry VIII of England, crowned 24 Jun 1509 and styled 'King of England and France, Defender of the Faith, Lord of Ireland, and of the Church of England on Earth Supreme Head
  • 1542: Henry of Ireland

Coronation:

  • "Henry VIII, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Lord of Ireland". Then he was given a title by the Pope making him "Henry VIII, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Lord of Ireland".

After breaking from Catholic Church:

  • "Henry VIII, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, Defender of the Faith, Lord of Ireland and of the Church of England, on Earth the Supreme Head".

After taking over Irish Catholic Church:

  • "Henry VIII, by the Grace of God, King of England and France, Defender of the Faith, Lord of Ireland and of the Church of England, and also of Ireland, on Earth the Supreme Head".

From 35th year of reign, promoted from Lord of Ireland to King of Ireland:

  • "Henry the eighth, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith and of the Church of England, and also of Ireland, on Earth the Supreme Head".

Early Life

p. Henry VII Tudor and Elizabeth of York

Family

Henry married six times:

  1. Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón, dau Fernando II, Rey de España and Isabella I, Reina de Castilla, 11 Jun 1509 Queen's Closet, Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, London. 23 May 1533: Annulled on the grounds of Levitical law. As wife of Henry VIII's brother, marriage was uncanonical and incestuous.Issue:
    1. Henry Tudor, Duke of Cornwall (01 Jan 1511 - 22 Feb 1511)
    2. Mary I (18 Feb 1516 - 17 Nov 1558)
  2. Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke, dau Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Howard, 25 Jan 1533 Westminster Palace. Annulled: 17 May 1536. Issue:
    1. Elizabeth I (07 Sep 1533 - 24 Mar 1603)
  3. Jane Seymour, dau Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth, died, after giving birth to Edward VI, 30 May 1536 Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London. Issue:
    1. Edward VI (12 Oct 1537 - 06 Jul 1553)
  4. Anne of Cleves, Anne von Kleve; dau Jean III Herzog von Kleve and Marie von Jülich of Dusseldorf, 06 Jan 1540 m. Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London - 09 Jul 1540, Annulled. Grounds: not consumated.
  5. Catherine Howard, dau Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, 28 July 1540, Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London - 13 Feb 1542, Nov 1541: stripped of title as queen; no annulment because a pre-marriage contract was never proved, plus she admitted to cheating; 13 Feb 1542: beheaded Tower of London.
  6. Catherine Parr, dau Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green, 12 Jul 1543 - 1547, Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London - 1547: widowed.

mistress: Elizabeth Blount. Issue:

  • Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond b. 1519, d. 22 Jul 1536.

mistress: Mary Boleyn. Issue: possible but unproven

Religion

  • Roman Catholic.
  • Head of the Church of England after breaking with Rome.

The Royal Composer

Henry VIII was highly respected as a musician and composer. The manuscript, known as the Henry VIII Songbook, was probably compiled around 1518, and includes 20 songs and 13 instrumental pieces ascribed to ‘The Kynge H’. The famous song, 'Pastyme With Good Companye', celebrates the joys of princely life such as hunting, singing and dancing. The manuscript was produced for someone close to the court, possibly Sir Henry Guildford (1489–1532), the Controller of the Household and Master of the Revels.[1]

from the Henry VIII Songbook

Sources

  1. Songs composed by Henry VIII. The British Library http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item101064.html
  • Royal Ancestry 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. II. p. 57
  • Royal Ancestry 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. III. p. 341
  • Royal Ancestry, 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. V. page 207 and 211
  • Fraser, A. (1993). The Wives of Henry VIII. NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Print.
  • Lee, S. (n.d.). The Dictionary of National Biography, Vol 26. Sir Sidney Lee. Google Books.
  • Starkey, D. (2003). Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII. Harper Collins e-books. PDF.
  • Weir, A. (n.d.). The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn. NY: Ballantine Books. Epub.
  • Weir, A. (2011). Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings. NY: Random House. Epub.
  • Weir, A. (n.d.). The Six Wives of Henry VIII. PDF.
  • Wikipedia: Henry VIII of England
  • Luminarium
  • nndb.com
  • findagrave.com


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On 20 Oct 2018 at 23:20 GMT Al Scott wrote:

On 23 Dec 2017 at 08:18 GMT Michael Griffiths wrote:

Greetings,

We are 12th cousins 14 times removed, we are both descendants of Richard (Lucy) de Lucy.

Regards, Michael Griffiths, New Zealand

On 21 Sep 2017 at 21:11 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Tudor-793 and Tudor-4 appear to represent the same person because: same death and family

On 8 May 2017 at 21:07 GMT Zachary Smith wrote:

Is the Richard Edwardes link (he was very likely an illegitimate son) verifiable enough to include under Henry VIII's children?

On 21 Mar 2017 at 12:03 GMT Alycia Keating wrote:

Although cute, the biography is a bit irreverent, and omits the very important factor of conflict over his divorce with the Catholic Church and the founding of the Church of England. Anne's "showdown with Cromwell" needs elaboration. The religious wars of the day are of critical importance and should be mentioned.

On 28 Feb 2017 at 18:22 GMT James LaLone wrote:

On 17 Jan 2017 at 02:33 GMT Donna Aston wrote:

'Inevitably Henry took three more wives throughout his life. None of them gave him kids'........Is using the slang term 'kids' really appropriate? .......This man was a King of England. 'With whom he had no issue', sounds a lot better.

On 15 Jul 2016 at 05:07 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

On 23 Nov 2014 at 23:22 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

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On 27 Jun 2014 at 20:29 GMT Katherine (Alvis) Patterson wrote:

As with many other members of the royal houses of England, this profile has been altered away from the guidelines Wikitree users determined for European Aristocrats. Please see http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Name_Fields_for_European_Aristocrats, and contact the leaders of this project if you have comments. Do not unilaterally decide not to follow these guidelines.

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