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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.

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The Elizabeth Files » Elizabeth I’s Early Life – Illegitimate Siblings

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.. He granted the divorce between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Was burned at the stake during the reign of Catherine's daughter, Queen Mary I.

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Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England. King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Richard III

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Parade Helmet, Italy, 16th Century Photo: This Photo was uploaded by Nephtys. Find other Parade Helmet, Italy, 16th Century pictures and photos or uploa...

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Camilla Christensen by Henrik Purienne for For Love & Lemons KNITZ Fall 2015

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In the movie, right before she is beheaded, Anne says to King Henry VIII: "My Elizabeth SHALL be Queen; and my blood will have been well spent." I don't know if she actually said this; but I hope she did because it encapsulates exactly how she felt about her daughter's succession to the throne...and Elizabeth did become Queen.

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Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, via Flickr. National Gallery of Ireland

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