King Henry VIII ~ Changed the course of England with his lust. ~ Henry VIII succeeded his father, Henry VII as the second Tudor monarch. Henry’s six wives & marriages were driven as much by a need for sons as infatuation. In order. his wives were Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard & Katherine Parr. Two ended by execution, & ultimately caused a break w/ Rome & Dissolution of Monasteries. Parliament proclaimed Henry head of the Church in England.