E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Henry VIII. was the first English sovereign who was styled His Majesty. Henry IV. was His Grace; Henry VI., His Excellent Grace; Edward IV., High and Mighty Prince; Henry VII., His Grace, and His Highness; Henry VIII., in the earlier part of his reign, was styled His Highness. His Sacred Majesty was a title assumed by subsequent sovereigns, but was afterwards changed to Most Excellent Majesty.