On June 28, 1941 Henry the VIII of England was born. This young
man will form his own church. He will succeed to the throne in 1509. He
will 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 like
executing people who would not follow his rules. In 1539, the Act of
Supremacy 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 had
many bad times and many good times for himself. Henry was not only
selfish but, also handsome and had a hearty personality, he was also a gifted
scholar, linguist, composer, and a musician. He was talented at many sports
and was also good with the ladies.
Henry was the second son and the third
child of his father. Henry the VIII died in 1509, the only reason Henry would
become 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 Cardinal
Wosley to do much of the political and religious activities. Henry soon got
tired of his marriage with Catherine of Aragon, so he decides that he doesn't
want to be married to her anymore, so he tells Thomas Wosley to talk to the
pope so he can divorce Catherine. But, Cardinal Wosley wasn't able to
convince the pope, so in 1529 Henry took Wosley's authority away from him.
Henry then appointed Sir Thomas More. Henry then got that...