SO WHAT DID HE DO??? * He was responsible for the reformation in England and founded the Church of England. * He promoted Parliamentary Government by extending representation and expanding the privileges of both houses. * He enhanced the standing of the Monarchy and created a new sense of National identity. * He was the first English Monarch to authorize the translation of the Bible into English.
What else * During his reign he built or re-modeled 70 palaces and had a fortress erected along the South coast. * He popularized the art of portraiture and patronized the Arts. * He introduced progressive and efficient taxation schemes. * He was the principle founder of the English Navy, which was to be the basis for England's future dominance on the sea.