King Henry VIII By: Veronica Uhrick


King Henry VIII was born at Greenwich Palace on June 28th 1491. After his brother died in 1502 he became heir and reigned from April 1509 through January 1547. He is responsible for the break between England and the Roman Catholic Church in 1534. Following the break Henry forms the Church of England.


King Henry VIII is most commonly known for causing the spilt between the Roman Catholic Church and England. This spilt was caused when the Catholic Church would not allow Henry to divorce his wife Catherine. After the spilt between the church and England King Henry forms Church of England in 1534. Later that year Henry is named Supreme Head of the Church of England. He is also famous for his 6 wives and cruel behavior towards them. Henry also had three children who ruled England any various times

ConnEction to reformation

King Henry began the reformation after Pope clement VII denied his request to divorce his wife. After he was denied he decided that with the backing of the clergy and parliament he did not need the popes permission. After his marriage was annulled he announced that Catherine's daughter Mary was not his legitimate heir and named his next wife Anne Boleyn's daughter Elizabeth the heir to the throne. This spilt of the Church and England led to the creation of the Church of England.

Life Lesson

Through the life of King Henry VIII we can learn that if you don't think something is right and you have the power to change it then you should change it. This is what Henry did when he believed that he should be able to divorce his wife and in doing this he completely changed the religion of English.



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