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Henry VIII: 1537 by Hans Holbein the Younger (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) - Renaissance . and yes Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

Queen Jane Seymour - Henry VIII's beloved 3rd wife - only wife to provide a son, yet died soon after giving birth. Henry went into a great depression after she died because of his love for her.

Queen Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII Henry actually claimed Jane to be his most beloved of wives, and the one he regretted most (mother of his only living son) most likely because she didn't live long enough for him to tire of her

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder)

Wives of Henry VIII | Six-Wives-of-Henry-VIII-the-six-wives-of-henry-viii-11609493-500-500 ...  All Cousins, except Anne of Cleves

From top left to bottom right - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr

To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on  a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.

8 Gruelling Facts About King Henry VIII- London Dungeon by far my favorite place.

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Iconic image of Henry VIII in confrontational stance leaving us in no doubt who is in charge! Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

Information and facts about Henry...good idea for history classes and graphics!

Understanding King Henry VIII’s colourful reign in a nutshell - he led a colorful and controversial reign.

Works by philosopher and theologian William of Ockham published in 1495. Contains notes and highlighted texts used to argue king's independence. Discovery shows how kings' advisers scoured country trying to find texts. Passages used as he sought annulment to marry second wife Anne Boleyn. The period, which led to break-up with Rome, is documented in Wolf Hall.

Book that helped Henry VIII annul his marriage discovered in Cornwall

Works by philosopher and theologian William of Ockham published in Contains notes and highlighted texts used to argue king's independence. Discovery shows how kings' advisers scoured country trying to find texts. Passages used as he sought annulment

Interesting article about the possibility of Henery VIII being Kell positive. There is a boon written about this that I am very interested in reading.

Was Henry VIII to blame for his wives’ miscarriages? Monarch had rare blood disease that also sent him mad

King Henry VIII was born on this day June, King of England and second son of Henry VII he married six times, beheaded two wives, broke away from the Catholic Church to form the Church of England.

Henry VIII is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windosr Castle, not in Westminster Abbey (where one might expect). Jane Seymour is buried with him.

Henry VIII is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windosr Castle, not in Westminster Abbey (where one might expect). Jane Seymour is buried with him.

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Formerly called “Lady Jane Grey” Unknown Artist. The unfortunate Jane Grey was my ancestor. Her story would convince anyone it was perilous to take on a Tudor.

This is where King Henry VIII was throned in 1509. Since 1308, when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair.    This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there.

This is where King Henry VIII was enthroned in Since when it was commissioned by King Edward I, all but two monarchs have been crowned in the chair. This image was taken in 1987 when the Stone of Scone was still there. NOTE the Stone of Scone!

King Henry VIII (age c29) - Painting by unknown artist, c1520

Henry VIII, in a portrait made c. during his nearly 24 year marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

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