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Henry VIII of England

King of England
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Residence: Palace of Placentia
Country: British
BirthDay: 28 June 1491
Sigh: Cancer
Died On: January 28, 1547

Henry VIII of England was bornon 28 June 1491 in Palace of Placentia, British, is King of England. Henry VIII of England was the King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. A son of Henry VII, he was the second monarch of the Tudor dynasty, succeeding his father. An arrogant and autocratic ruler, he brought about radical changes in the English Constitution and greatly expanded royal power, asserting the King’s supremacy over the Church of England. During his reign he earned the title of 'Father of the Royal Navy’, as he was known for his love of maintaining a strong naval force with several warships built with the latest technology and fitted with modern guns. He is also credited to have built the first naval dock in Britain at Portsmouth. Politically ambitious, he was aided by several prominent figures like Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Richard Rich, and Thomas Cranmer in the implementation of his plans. Henry VIII was notorious for his cruelty and was so obsessed with his powers that he routinely quashed dissenters by executing them without even a formal trial. He was so ruthless that he even had several of his former favorite ministers executed when they fell out of his favor. Henry VIII was equally notorious for his six marriages and several scandalous love affairs.


This was brought into effect by a series of Acts passed by the Parliament between 1532 and 1534, among them the 1534 Act of Supremacy which declared that Henry was the "Supreme Head on earth of the Church of England"


He was declared the new Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester in 1503


His elder brother Arthur died at the age of 15 in 1502 and Henry inherited all of Arthur’s duties


He was appointed Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1493 when he was just two and subsequently appointed Earl Marshal of England and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland at age three


He was born as Henry Tudor on 28 June 1491 at Greenwich Palace to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

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