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  1. Henry VIII was born at Greenwich on 28 June 1491, the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. He became heir to the throne on the death of his elder brother, Prince Arthur, in 1502 and succeeded in 1509. In his youth he was athletic and highly intelligent. A contemporary observer described him thus: 'he speaks good French, Latin and Spanish; is very religious; heard three masses daily ...

  2. Dec 16, 2014 · 5. Henry VIII was nicknamed “coppernose” after he issued cheap currency. During the English Reformation, Henry’s kingdom amassed great wealth and property by confiscating Catholic monasteries.

  3. Henry VIII’s children. Henry was desperate for a male heir to inherit his throne. There were many pregnancies, but only three of his children survived infancy. Henry’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, had many pregnancies but unfortunately most ended in stillbirths. The royal couple were thrilled when their first-born son, Henry, was born ...

  4. Apr 09, 2020 · Henry VIII of England ruled as king from 1509 to 1547 CE. The second Tudor king after his father Henry VII of England (r. 1485-1509 CE), Henry had inherited a kingdom which enjoyed both unity and sound...

  5. Apr 26, 2022 · 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 ...

  6. King Henry VIII’s Early Life. King Henry VIII was born on 28 June 1491 to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. He was their second son and at the age of only 2, he was made the Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Young Henry had many other titles throughout his childhood because his father wanted to keep all the ...

  7. Jun 03, 2022 · Henry VIII’s first wife was Catherine of Aragon, daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Eight years before her marriage to Henry in 1509, Catherine was in fact married to Henry’s older brother, Arthur, who died of sickness at just 15 years old. Together, Henry and Catherine had a daughter, Mary – but it was a son that ...

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