Henry VIII

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April 21,1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

April 21,1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

Henry VIII (1491–1547)  by Hans Holbein the younger  (studio of)

Henry VIII (1491–1547) by Hans Holbein the younger (studio of)

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder), all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Henry VIII's rosary. This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside.

The royal arms are carved in the Pater bead. On one side of the cross are Christ and the four Evangelists; one the other, the four Latin Fathers; while the beads are carved with the Apostles, Sentences of the Creed, Prophets and Sybils…

Henry VIII's rosary. This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside. The royal arms are carved in the Pater bead. On one side of the cross are Christ and the four Evangelists; one the other, the four Latin Fathers; while the beads are carved with the Apostles, Sentences of the Creed, Prophets and Sybils…

Henry VIII visits his son, Prince Edward

Henry VIII visits his son, Prince Edward

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

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