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King Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII, Duke of Cornwall

King Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII, Duke of Cornwall

Male 1491 - 1547  (55 years)

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  • Name Henry Tudor 
    Title King 
    Suffix King Henry VIII, Duke of Cornwall 
    Born 28 Jun 1491  Greenwich Palace, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 4400C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000D863 
    Died 28 Jan 1547  Whitehall, London, Engand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 4 Feb 1547  St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I14  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

    Father King Henry Tudor, King Henry VII,   b. (28 Jan 1456/1457), Pembroke Castle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1509, Richmond Palace, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth Plantagenet, of York,   b. 11 Feb 1465, Westminster Palace Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1503  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1486  [4
    _UID A7220CEE05D7D711BA228E18B8357A36A6D7 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine of Aragon,   b. 5 Dec 1485, Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (6 Jan 1535/1536), Kimbolton Castle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Jun 1509  Greyfriars, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • secretly
    • a papal dispensation was given
    Marriage pronounced null 23 May 1533  [5
    _UID 4700C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000DB93 
    Children 
     1. Duke of Cornwall Henry Tudor,   b. (1 Jan 1510/1511), Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (22 Feb 1510/1511), Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Duke of Cornwall ... Tudor,   b. Nov 1514,   d. Nov 1514  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Mary Tudor, Queen Mary I,   b. (18 Feb 1515/6), Greenwich Palace Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1558
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Queen Consort Anne Boleyn, Marchioness of Pembroke,   d. 19 May 1536, Tower Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (ABT 25 Jan 1532/1533)  Whitehall Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    _UID 4A00C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000DEC3 
    Children 
     1. Queen Elizabeth Tudor, Queen Elizabeth I,   b. 7 Sep 1533, Greenwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1603  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jane Seymour,   d. 24 Oct 1537 
    Married 30 May 1536  [7
    • (privately)
    _UID 5000C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000E423 
    Children 
     1. King Edward Tudor, - King Edward VI,   b. 12 Oct 1537, Hampton Court, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1553, Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Anne of Cleves,   b. 22 Sep 1515,   d. 16 Jul 1557  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1539/40  [8
    Marriage declared null and void 9 Jul 1540  [9
    _UID 4D00C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000E1F3 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Catherine Howard,   b. Abt 1520,   d. (13 Feb 1541/2), Tower of London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Jul 1540  [10
    _UID 5300C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000E753 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Catherine Parr,   b. 1512, Blackfriars, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1548, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1543  [11
    _UID 5600C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000EA83 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Elizabeth Blount  [12
    _UID 5900C4FC09D7D711BA22444553540000EDB3 
    Notes 
    • Not married
    Children 
     1. Knight of the Garter Henry Fitzroy,   b. 1519, ?Blackmore, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1536  (Age 17 years)
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 8 Mary Boleyn,   d. 19 Jul 1543 
    _UID 4B9304CACCDAD711BA22B8E68CB243356A41 
    Notes 
    • Not married
    Children 
     1. Henry Carey,   b. (4 Mar 1525/1526),   d. 23 Jul 1596, Somerset House, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine Carey,   b. Abt 1524
    Family ID F174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord, and later assumed the Kingship, of Ireland, and continued the nominal claim by English monarchs to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

      Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. His disagreements with the Pope led to his separation of the Church of England from papal authority, with himself, as king, as the Supreme Head of the Church of England and to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Because his principal dispute was with papal authority, rather than with doctrinal matters, he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings despite his excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church.[1] Henry oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535 and 1542. He is also well known for a long personal rivalry with both Francis I of France and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, his contemporaries with whom he frequently warred.

      Domestically, Henry is known for his radical changes to the English Constitution, ushering in the theory of the divine right of kings to England. Besides asserting the sovereign's supremacy over the Church of England, thus initiating the English Reformation, he greatly expanded royal power. Charges of treason and heresy were commonly used to quash dissent, and those accused were often executed without a formal trial, by means of bills of attainder. He achieved many of his political aims through the work of his chief ministers, some of whom were banished or executed when they fell out of his favour. Figures such as Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Richard Rich, and Thomas Cranmer figured prominently in Henry's administration. An extravagant spender, he used the proceeds from the Dissolution of the Monasteries and acts of the Reformation Parliament to convert to royal revenue money formerly paid to Rome. Despite the influx of money from these sources, Henry was continually on the verge of financial ruin, due to his personal extravagance, as well as his numerous costly continental wars.

      His contemporaries considered Henry in his prime to be an attractive, educated and accomplished king, and he has been described as "one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne".[2] Besides ruling with considerable power, he was also an author and composer. His desire to provide England with a male heir – which stemmed partly from personal vanity and partly from his belief that a daughter would be unable to consolidate Tudor power and maintain the fragile peace that existed following the Wars of the Roses[3] – led to the two things for which Henry is most remembered: his six marriages and his break with the Pope (who would not allow an annulment of Henry's first marriage) and the Roman Catholic Church, leading to the English Reformation. Henry became severely obese and his health suffered, contributing to his death in 1547. He is frequently characterised in his later life as a lustful, egotistical, harsh, and insecure king.[4] He was succeeded by his son Edward VI.

      see : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England

  • Sources 
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    2. [S1870] Wikipedia, (en.wikipedia.org), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England.

    3. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 3, page 444.

    4. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 65.

    5. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 3, page 442.

    6. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 10, page 404.

    7. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 380.

    8. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 404.

    9. [S5] Dictionary of National Biography, Leslie Stephen (editor), (67 volumes. London: Smith, Elder. 1885-1903), Volume 1, page 430.

    10. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 417.

    11. [S4] The Earlier Tudors 1485-1558, J. D. Mackie, (Oxford: Oxford University Press. First published 1952; paperback edition 1994), 419.

    12. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 10, page 829.