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Henry VIII Tudor, King of England, France and Ireland

Also Known As: "King Hal", "King Harry", "Defender of the Faith", "Henry The Eighth", "Henry VIII", "King Henry VIII"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Greenwich Palace, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Palace of Whitehall, London, Middlesex, England
Cause of death: Type II diabetes
Place of Burial: St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, England
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Son of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, Queen consort of England
Husband of Catherine Parr; Catherine of Aragon; Agness Blewitt; Catherine Howard; Anne Boleyn and 7 others
Ex-husband of Catherine of Aragon, Queen consort of England and Anne of Cleves, Queen consort of England
Partner of Elizabeth "Bessie Blount" Tailboys Fiennes (Blount), [Mistress of King Henry VIII] and Mary Boleyn, Mistress King Henry VIII
Father of Mary I Tudor Queen of England; Richard X Edwards; Elizabeth I Tudor Queen of England and Ireland; Edward VI Tudor King of England and Ireland; Elizabeth of England and 13 others
Brother of Arthur, Prince of Wales; Margaret Tudor, Queen consort of Scots; Elizabeth Tudor; Mary Rose Tudor, Queen consort of France; Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset and 1 other
Half brother of Sir Roland Velville, of Beaumaris

Occupation: King of England, König von ENGLAND (1509 - 1547), King of England and Ireland, Lord King of Ireland, King Lord of Ireland, King
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About Henry VIII, King of England

Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was also Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

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THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII

from http://tudorhistory.org/wives/

Henry VIII Tudor, King of England

b. 28 June 1491, d. 28 January 1547

Henry VIII Tudor, King of England was born on 28 June 1491 at Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London, England.

He was the son of Henry VII Tudor, King of England, and Elizabeth Plantagenet.

  1. He married, firstly, Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón, daughter of Fernando II, Rey de España and Isabella I, Reina de Castilla, on 11 June 1509 at Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, London, England.
  2. He married, secondly, Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Lady Elizabeth Howard, on 25 January 1533 at Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England.
  3. He married, thirdly, Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth, on 30 May 1536 at Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London, England.
  4. He married, fourthly, Anne von Kleve, daughter of Jean III Herzog von Kleve and Marie von Jülich, on 6 January 1540 at Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London, England.
  5. He married, fifthly, Catherine Howard, daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, on 28 July 1540 at Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England.
  6. He married, sixthly, Catherine Parr, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green, on 12 July 1543 at Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England.

He died on 28 January 1547 at age 55 at Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London, England.

He was buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

Highlights

  • Henry VIII Tudor, King of England was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) on 31 October 1491.
  • He was created 1st Duke of York [England] on 31 October 1494.
  • He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 17 May 1495.4 He was created 1st Duke of Cornwall [England] on 2 April 1502.
  • He was created 1st Earl of Chester [England] on 18 February 1504.
  • He was created Prince of Wales [England] on 18 February 1504.4 On 18 February 1503/4 his creation to the Duke of York was declared void by Act of Parliament, as a result of his being the heir to the Crown.
  • He succeeded to the title of King Henry VIII of England on 21 April 1509.
  • He was crowned King of England on 24 June 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.10'
  • He gained the title of King Henry of Ireland in 1542.

Relationships

His marriage to Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón was annulled on 23 May 1533 on the grounds that she had been the wife of her husband's brother, and that according to her Levitical Law, her second marriage was uncanonical and incestuous.

His marriage to Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke was annulled on 17 May 1536.

His marriage to Anne von Kleve was annulled on 9 July 1540 on the grounds that it was not consumated.

CHILDREN

  

Children of Henry VIII Tudor, King of England and Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón

1. stillborn daughter Tudor b. 31 Jan 1510, d. 31 Jan 1510

2. Henry Tudor, Duke of Cornwall b. 1 Jan 1511, d. 22 Feb 1511

3. stillborn son Tudor, Duke of Cornwall b. Nov 1513, d. Nov 1513

4. Henry Tudor, Duke of Cornwall b. Nov 1514, d. Nov 1514

5. Mary I Tudor, Queen of England b. 18 Feb 1516, d. 17 Nov 1558

6. stillborn daughter Tudor b. 10 Nov 1518, d. 10 Nov 1518

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Child of Henry VIII Tudor, King of England and Elizabeth Blount (illegitimate)

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

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Children of Henry VIII Tudor, King of England and Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke

1. Elizabeth I Tudor, Queen of England b. 7 Sep 1533, d. 24 Mar 1603 2. Henry Tudor, Duke of Cornwall b. c Aug 1534, d. c Aug 1534 3. stillborn son Tudor b. 29 Jan 1536, d. 29 Jan 1536

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Child of Henry VIII Tudor, King of England and Jane Seymour

1. Edward VI Tudor, King of England2 b. 12 Oct 1537, d. 6 Jul 1553

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Unproven Claims - Claims have been made that the following people were illegitimate children of Henry VIII, but the claims remain sepculative.

  1. Henry Cary, Baron Hunsdon 1525-1596)
  2. Rev. Richard Edwardes (1525-1566).
  3. Sir John Perrot (1528-1592).
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Predecessor: Henry VII Successor: Edward VI

-------------------- Henry VIII was married 6 times. 1st wife was Catherine of Aragon who was divorced in 1533, 2nd wife was Anne Boleyn who married in 1533 and beheaded in 1536. 3rd wife was Jane Seymour who married in 1536 and died in childbirth in Oct 1537. 4th wife was Anne of Cleves in 1540 and divorced 6 months later. 5th wife was Catherine Howard, a cousin to Anne Boleyn, beheaded in 1542 and 6th wife was Catherine Parr who outlived King Henry VIII. -------------------- Henry VIII Tudor, King of England was born on 28 June 1491 at Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London, England.2 He was the son of Henry VII Tudor, King of England and Elizabeth Plantagenet.3 He married, firstly, Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón, daughter of Fernando II, Rey de España and Isabella I, Reina de Castilla, on 11 June 1509 at Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, London, England.4 He married, secondly, Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Lady Elizabeth Howard, on 25 January 1533 at Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London, England.4 He married, thirdly, Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margaret Wentworth, on 30 May 1536 at Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London, England.5 He married, fourthly, Anne von der Mark-Kleve, daughter of Johann III Graf von der Mark Herzog von Kleve Jülich und Berg and Marie Herzogin von Jülich und Berg, on 6 January 1540 at Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, London, England.6 He married, fifthly, Catherine Howard, daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, on 28 July 1540 at Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England.6 He married, sixthly, Catherine Parr, daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green, on 12 July 1543 at Hampton Court Palace, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England.6 He died on 28 January 1547 at age 55 at Whitehall Palace, Whitehall, London, England.7 He was buried at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England.

He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) on 31 October 1491.2 He was created 1st Duke of York [England] on 31 October 1494.8 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 17 May 1495.4 He was created 1st Duke of Cornwall [England] on 2 April 1502.4 He was created 1st Earl of Chester [England] on 18 February 1504.4 He was created Prince of Wales [England] on 18 February 1504.4 On 18 February 1503/4 his creation to the Duke of York was declared void by Act of Parliament, as a result of his being the heir to the Crown.8 He succeeded to the title of King Henry VIII of England on 21 April 1509.9 He was crowned King of England on 24 June 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.10' He and Elizabeth Blount were associated. He and Mary Boleyn were associated circa 1526.11 His marriage to Catarina de Aragón, Infanta de Aragón was annulled on 23 May 1533 on the grounds that she had been the wife of her husband's brother, and that according to her Levitical Law, her second marriage was uncanonical and incestuous.4 His marriage to Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke was annulled on 17 May 1536.4 His marriage to Anne von der Mark-Kleve was annulled on 9 July 1540 on the grounds that it was not consumated.6 He gained the title of King Henry of Ireland in 1542.4 He and Lady Elizabeth Stafford were associated.12 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Henry VIII, King of England's Timeline

1491
June 28, 1491
Greenwich Palace, London, Middlesex, England
June 28, 1491
Greenwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1509
April 21, 1509
- January 28, 1547
Age 17
England, United Kingdom
June 11, 1509
Age 17
Grey Friars Ch.,Greenwich,England
June 11, 1509
Age 17
London, London, United Kingdom
June 11, 1509
- June 11, 1509
Age 17
Greenwich, Kent, England
June 11, 1509
Age 17
Greenwich, Kent, England
June 24, 1509
Age 18
Greater London, United Kingdom
1510
January 31, 1510
Age 18
Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey, England
1511
January 1, 1511
Age 19
Richmond Palace, Richmond, Surrey, England