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Henry VIII
Birth: Jun. 28, 1491
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 28, 1547
St James
City of Westminster
Greater London, England

King of England. Lord (later King) of Ireland, and claimant to the Kingdom of France. The son of King Henry VII, he became Prince of Wales upon the death of his elder brother Arthur and for political reasons married his brother's wife Catherine of Aragon. He ruled from 1509 until his death in 1547. Henry was known personally to be attractive, educated and accomplished, but as a ruler to be ruthless and extravagant. He ruled with absolute power and his wars and expenditures depleted the English treasury. His obsession with producing a male heir was central to many of his actions. He is best remembered for his six marriages, divorcing two of his wives and executing two more; the separation of the Church of England from papal authority; proclaiming himself Supreme Head of the Church of England; the Dissolution of the Monasteries, whose property and wealth passed to the Crown; and the legal union of Wales and England. His three children each ruled after him: Edward VI (son of Jane Seymour), Mary I (daughter of Catherine of Aragon), and Elizabeth I (daughter of Anne Boleyn). (bio by: Vincent Astor) 
Family links: 
   Henry VII (1457 - 1509)
   Elizabeth of York (1465 - 1503)
  Anne Boleyn (1501 - 1536)
  Jane Seymour (1509 - 1537)
   Anne of Cleves (1515 - 1557)
  Katherine Parr (1512 - 1548)
   Katharine of Aragon (1485 - 1536)
  Katherine Howard (1523 - 1542)*
  Henry Tudor (1511 - 1511)*
   Queen Mary (1516 - 1558)*
  Henry Fitzroy (1519 - 1536)*
   Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)*
  Baby Tudor (1534 - 1534)*
  Baby Tudor (1535 - 1535)*
  Baby Boy Tudor (1536 - 1536)*
   King Edward VI (1537 - 1553)*
  Roland de Vielleville (1474 - 1535)**
  Prince Arthur (1486 - 1502)*
  Margaret Tudor (1489 - 1541)*
   Henry VIII (1491 - 1547)
  Elizabeth Tudor (1492 - 1495)*
  Mary Rose Tudor (1496 - 1533)*
  Edmund Tudor (1499 - 1500)*
  Katherine Tudor (1503 - 1503)*
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St George's Chapel
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough
Berkshire, England
Plot: Quire
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