Henry  (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

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Henry VIII

The House of Tudor crest. This person is a member of the House of Tudor.

Henry VIII is remembered for his six wives and philandering ways. Born Henry Tudor in 1491 at Greenwich Palace, he was the youngest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Not quite 18 when he became king, Henry was never expected to rule England. But Arthur died, and Henry married his widow. He probably did so out of faithful duty... but history shows that was about it.
At the time of Arthur's death, Henry VIII was just a kid who did 'the right thing.' But life would prove less than straight-forward.[1]
In contrast to the fanfare of his late brother's marriage, Henry VIII married this older Catherine behind closed doors, shut away ... in a closet. It was a bad omen from day one. But it was the Spanish Infanta who had the stronger claim to the throne, and the love of the English people.[1][2]
The truth was ... Ferdinand was cheap, and Henry VII was greedy. For years, they had haggled over her dowry, leaving the princess destitute and stuck in a far off foreign land ... stripped of her home-town advisors.
The sovereigns didn't care if they threw her under the bus (or Henry VIII for that matter), so long as the Infanta did her state duties as an international pawn, and her status shored up the English bank. So her second marriage was as much -- if not moreso -- out of convenience for the state, as the first. And the new Prince of Wales went along with the program (supposedly with a smile).
Sadly, Catherine and Henry VIII only had one surviving child Mary I in 1516,[3] throughout their marriage. And eventually, the young, athletic, but not-so-virile king ... left.[1]
Divorcing Catherine, Henry married Anne Boleyn, who had Elizabeth I. But after her showdown with Cromwell,[4] she was promptly executed in 1536, and Henry got to marry his new girlfriend, Jane Seymour ... who died giving birth to Edward VI, the first Protestant English monarch.
image: Boleyn-1.png
Inevitably, Henry took three more wives throughout his life. None of them gave him kids:
  • m.4 Anne of Cleves[5] 06 Jan 1540[6] - 09 Jul 1540[7]
  • m.5 Catherine Howard[8] 28 July 1540[9] - 13 Feb 1542[10]

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 [15]
  • 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 .[16]
  • 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 English 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

m.1 Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón[17] 11 Jun 1509 Queen's Closet, Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, London. 23 May 1533: Annulled[18] Issue:
  • Henry Tudor, Duke of Cornwall (01 Jan 1511 - 22 Feb 1511)
  • Mary I (18 Feb 1516 - 17 Nov 1558)


m.2 Anne Boleyn Marchioness of Pembroke[19] 25 Jan 1533 Westminster Palace. Annulled: 17 May 1536. Issue:
  • Elizabeth I (07 Sep 1533 - 24 Mar 1603)


m.3 Jane Seymour[20][21] 30 May 1536 Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London. Issue:
  • Edward VI (12 Oct 1537 - 06 Jul 1553)


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.
  • English Catholic[22]

Links

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
    Weir, Alison.
  2. See Catherine's profile
  3. Mary I was said to have congenital syphillus
  4. See Anne Boleyn.
  5. Anne von Kleve; dau Jean III Herzog von Kleve and Marie von Jülich of Dusseldorf
  6. m. Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London
  7. Annulled. Grounds: not consumated.
  8. dau Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper.
  9. Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London
  10. 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.
  11. dau Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green
  12. Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London - 1547: widowed
  13. Catherine was a fine state administrator. She was also good with his kids. Her downfall was in loving shady Seymour, who she had a crush on before Henry wanted to marry her. After Henry died, she promptly went after him, instead of mourning her sovereign. This was culturally unacceptable, so her power came to an abrupt end.
  14. Introductory bio edited by Bree Ogle 15 Aug 2014.
  15. 18 Feb 1503/4: Duke of York declared void by Act of Parliament, as a result of being heir to the Crown.
  16. 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
  17. dau Fernando II, Rey de España and Isabella I, Reina de Castilla
  18. Grounds: Levitical law. As wife of Henry VIII's brother, marriage was uncanonical and incestuous.
  19. dau Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Howard
  20. dau Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth
  21. d. aft. giving birth to Edward VI
  22. After breaking with the Church of England and Rome
  • "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.[23]
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.

Footnotes


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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 Magnus Sälgö wrote:

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

Notables
Henry VIII (Tudor) of England is notable.
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Henry VIII is 19 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree!

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.

On 25 Jun 2014 at 05:28 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Henry VIII was not married to Mary Boleyn.

On 3 Nov 2012 at 05:14 GMT Gloria Lange wrote:

Didnt his final title include the first instance of "Defender of the Faith"?



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