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political considerations. Henry wanted to ally himself with the German Protestant princes.
Edward VI. Edward VI was King for 6 years after the death of his father, but then he succumbed to TB at age 15.
|Henry's determination to divorce Katharine of Aragon caused a serious rift with the Roman Catholic Church, and this breach was completed in 1533 when Parliament passed legislation making the King the head of the Church of England. What is the name of that Act?||The Eventful Reign of Henry VIII
Act of Supremacy. Under the guidance of the King's minister, Thomas Cromwell, Parliament passed a series of Acts which cemented the break with the Catholic Church.
Scotland. When Henry VIII ascended the English throne, relations between Scotland and England deteriorated. In 1512, Louis XII of France, already at war with England, urged and secured a renewal of his alliance with the Scottish king. In 1513, James, against the counsel of his advisers, invaded England, where at the Battle of Flodden he was killed and the Scottish aristocracy was almost annihilated.
papal dispensation. Katharine had been married to Henry's brother, and permission was needed for Henry to marry her. The marriage took place shortly after Henry ascended the throne in 1509.
his older brother Arthur.
28th January, 1547. The cause of his death is still conjecture. Before his death he had grown quite large and had an annoying ulcer on his leg that was tended to by his sixth wife Catherine Parr.
|Who ruled France at roughly the same time Henry ruled England (they were always trying to outdo each other in majesty, architecture and how big each of their legs were)?||The Life and Times of King Henry VIII
Francis I. Francis I and Henry VIII were two kings whose lives were intertwined with one another's. When Henry died in 1547 Francis coincidentally died only several weeks afterwards.
Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I. The Tudor Dynasty spanned 116 years starting with Henry VII in 1485 and ending with Elizabeth I in 1603.
|In the early 1540s Henry VIII launched a campaign against France. He won a province that was handed back to France under Edward VI. The province was ______ ?||The Life and Times of King Henry VIII
Boulogne. The Protector, Edward Seymour who was Edward VI's maternal uncle, returned the land in the late 1540s as a way of restoring peace between the two nations.
Henry Fitzroy. Henry Fitzroy died in 1536 when he was seventeen. Many people including Henry VIII believed that Anne Boleyn (Henry's second wife) had poisoned him.
Refusing to recognise her father as head of the Church of England. After being persuaded by Charles V, her cousin, Mary finally agreed to recognise her father as head of the English church (and that her father's marriage with her mother had been invalid). Mary came to deeply regret her actions.
Edward IV and Elizabeth Wydville. Edward IV was one of England's greatest Kings and was noted for his great height which was quite rare in those days. He fell in love with the widow of a Lancastrian knight, Elizabeth Wydville, and they married much to the annoyance of the English Court. Edward IV never lived to see his famous grandson and Elizabeth Wydville died when Henry was a one year old.
Mary. Mary was always Henry's favourite sister because they had so much in common. Henry was deeply shocked at her secret wedding to Charles Brandon in 1514 but he quickly forgave her.
28th June, 1491. Henry VIII was the second eldest son to parents Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. He was destined for a life in the church until his elder brother Arthur died.
six. Of Henry VIII's wives two were beheaded, two were divorced, one died after giving birth to his only male heir and two outlived him. Henry maintained at the end of his life that only his marriages to Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr were legal.
St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Quite by chance, Henry's unmarked vault was discovered in 1813. His skeleton was clearly visible, the coffin having partially fallen away.
|Which of Henry's wives chose the motto 'Bound to obey and serve'?||King Henry VIII
Jane Seymour. Jane proved to be totally subservient to the King's will and dutifully chose her motto to reflect this.
|Pets were prevalent at the court of King Henry. He himself had many dogs, as well as ferrets and birds. What did Katherine of Aragon have as her pet?||King Henry VIII
Monkey. Katherine appears with her monkey in a miniature by Lucas Horenbout.
|Henry named one of his ships after Katherine of Aragon's closest friend. Who was she?||King Henry VIII
Maria de Salinas. Maria was the lady closest to Katherine, having been maid of honour to Katherine's mother, and accompanied her from Spain.
|Which of Henry's wives had as her motto, and emblazoned on her livery, 'Grumble all you like, this is how it's going to be'?||King Henry VIII
Anne Boleyn. This phrase, translated from the Latin, was Anne's motto for a short time and reflected her reaction to protests against Henry's choice of her as his Queen.
|When Henry was actively searching for a fourth wife one of the women put forward by his advisors commented 'had I two heads, one I would gladly leave to the King of England's disposal'. Who was she?||King Henry VIII
Christina of Milan. Upon hearing this Henry realised that his break with Rome was not the only stumbling block when it came to future unions - his marital history did not help!
|When Katherine of Aragon died in 1536. Henry is said to have celebrated her death by dressing from head to toe in which colour?||King Henry VIII
Yellow. Henry's dissatisfaction with Katherine was evident even before his involvement with Anne Boleyn, and although she was still popular with his people, Henry was certainly not distraught at the news of her death. However, as a sign of respect for the woman he maintained was his sister-in-law, both he and Anne wore yellow, the Spanish colour of royal mourning.
|A play by famous English playwright and dramatist Robert Bolt covered Henry's conflict with Thomas More over his marriage to Anne Boleyn. What was it called?||King Henry VIII
A Man for All Seasons. "A Man for all Seasons", starring Paul Scofield as Thomas More, won Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director Academy Awards in 1966.
|All of Henry's six wives were descended from the same King. Who was he?||King Henry VIII
Edward I. Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr (together with Henry himself) were descended from Edward I via his eldest son Edward II. The remaining four descended from Edward I's daughter Margaret and his son from his second marriage, Thomas.
|Henry was the first English King to be addressed in what way?||King Henry VIII
Your Majesty. Until this time, Your Grace and Your Highness were more traditional and favoured forms of address for the monarch.
|What birthday did Henry celebrate a few days after his coronation?||King Henry VIII
18th. On the 11th June 1509 Henry married his first wife, Katherine of Aragon and was crowned with her on the 23rd June, five days before his 18th birthday.
Katherine of Aragon. Katherine, who was married to Henry for over 20 years, was six years older, having been briefly married to his elder brother Arthur eight years earlier.
His desire to free himself from Katherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.. When Anne became pregnant in 1532 Henry was still trying to pressurise the Pope into declaring his marriage to Katherine invalid. The impending birth hastened matters and Thomas Cranmer, as Archbishop of Canterbury, ruled Henry's union with Katherine null and void so leaving him free to marry Anne before the birth of Elizabeth.