Essay about Henry VIII

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Henry VIII
     Crowned on 1509 King Henry was an athletic yet cheery man. He liked hunting and music very much. King Henry later in his years became outrageously fat. At a time he could barley become helped on his horse. The king married for love and rode, he carried the queen’s colors. Under his first banner of "Sir Loyal Heart" he had a big uprising with new wives. He was a catholic. At one point the pope declared him " defender of the faith" but then he turned his back on that name and declared himself the great supreme head of the Church of England. He was very cunning and had terrible but smart strategies. Once he found a way to destroy two ministers. (M. Shlesing. Jr. Pg 13-16)
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     Years later she became pregnant again. While she was King Henry begun to have an affair. It was one of the king’s "Ladies in waiting". Elizabeth Blount was soon accepted as Henrys mistress. She was not the only rival Catherine had. Thomas Woley, and he had the Kings favor. (Pg. 37)
     Catherine’s fifth pregnancy on February 18, 1516 resulted in a health baby. She was a girl. He named her after his sister Mary. He was of course a little depressed she was a girl. He had wanted a son very badly. But he would still brag about how well a baby she was to all his friends. Catherine kept trying. She had another stillborn child November 1518. Finally his long time mistress Bessie Blount Gave birth to a boy. Henry named him Henry Fitzroy. (Pg 36)
     Bessie was his second wife. After a three-year marriage she had produced 2 daughters and one son. Later their marriage failed and she was beheaded. (
     Jane Seymour was his 3rd wife. She was one of the only wives' that died on her own. She produced one son. (
     Anne of Cleves was the forth and they had a very short marriage. Their marriage lasted 6 months. She divorced him. (
     Katherine Howard was the fifth wife. She was also the cousin of Anne Boleyn. She was 30 years older than Henry. Henry thought of her as

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