Henry Viii Essay

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On June 28, 1941 Henry the VIII of England was born. This youngman will form his own church. He will succeed to the throne in 1509. Hewill also marry six women! Something good will happen when he is king,he will unite England and Wales and will also do some bad things likeexecuting people who would not follow his rules. In 1539, the Act ofSupremacy declared Henry to be the head of the Church of England.King Henry the VIII of England had a good side and a bad side.Though popular with the people of England and also very talented he hadmany bad times and many good times for himself. Henry was not onlyselfish but, also handsome and had a hearty personality, he was also a giftedscholar, linguist, composer, and a musician. He was talented at many sportsand was also good with the ladies. Henry was the second son and the thirdchild of his father. Henry the VIII died in 1509, the only reason Henry wouldbecome king is because of his brothers, Arthur, death in April of 1502.Soon after that, Henry would marry his first wife, his brother (Arthur's)widow, Catherine of Aragon. Many wifes would follow after her.During most of his early reign, Henry relied on Thomas CardinalWosley to do much of the political and religious activities. Henry soon gottired of his marriage with Catherine of Aragon, so he decides that he doesn'twant to be married to her anymore, so he tells Thomas Wosley to talk to thepope so he can divorce Catherine. But, Cardinal Wosley wasn't able toconvince the pope, so in 1529 Henry took Wosley's authority away from him.Henry then appointed Sir Thomas More. Henry then got that divorce throughThomas Cramner, that he wanted with Catherine of Aragon and then marriedAnne Boleyn. Cramner now the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, made Henry'smarriage with Catherine void and his marriage with Anne valid. This madethe Pope furious. So in 1534, King Henry had the parliament pass a lawsaying that the king, not the pope, would from now on be the supreme headof the Church of England. Since Henry was now in charge of the Church , hewas going to make some changes. He had all the bibles translated intoEnglish. He then had all the people take an oath for this law. But SirThomas More and, then Cardinal, John Fisher wouldn't accept the religioussupremacy of the English monarch, so they were then executed. Thesechanges gradually led to the formation of the Church of England.In 1536, Henry accused his second wife, Anne Boleyn of adultery, soHenry then executed her. A few days after that, he married a young womanby the name of Jane Seymour. Jane Seymour, Henry's third wife, was themother of Henry's only legitimate son, Jane Seymour died after bearing thiscertain child. Edward the VI was Henry's only legitimate son. A couple ofyears after Jane Seymour had died, Henry decided to marry once again. Hemarried a german princess by the name of Anne of Cleaves. In 1540, Henrywas told that Anne of...

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