Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameTUDOR, Henry VIII, King Of England , 12C14R
Birth28 Jun 1491, Greenwich
Death28 Jan 1547, Whitehall, London, England
OccupationKing Of England 1509-1547
Other spousesCatherine Of Aragon
Misc. Notes
Henry VIII
Henry VIII (reigned 1509-47) was 17 when he became king. His first wife, Catherine of Aragon, provided him with a daughter, Mary, but no male heir. In order to divorce her, he broke with the Roman Catholic Church and declared himself Supreme Head of the Church of England. Five subsequent marriages produced two children, Elizabeth and Edward.

The break with Rome led to the Dissolution of the Monasteries (in which monastic lands and buildings were sold or disposed of, and the monks disbanded or imprisoned) and the beginnings of the English Reformation. Henry's involvement in European politics brought him into conflict with the Scots who were defeated at Solway Moss in 1542 (the Scots had been defeated before at the Battle of Flodden in 1513). Control of Wales was strengthened by the Acts of Union of 1536 and 1542 which united England and Wales administratively and legally, and gave Wales representation in Parliament. Henry died in 1547, leaving his sickly 10-year-old son to inherit the throne as Edward VI.
SpouseSEYMOUR, Jane
Deathca 12 Oct 1537
Birth12 Oct 1537, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Death6 Jul 1553, Greenwich Palace, England
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