The King and the Man
By Silvia da Silva - 2013
King of England and Lord of
Significant figure in the
history of England
Separation from the Roman
Supreme Head of the
Legal Union of England and
Six wives – three children
Wanted more than one male
heir to the throne.
Henry VIII’s Parents
Elisabeth of York and Henry VII
The young King
True renaissance prince.
Knew several languages.
Skilled with arms.
Handsome and passionate.
Well liked by his subjects.
Some of Henry’s passions
First tennis court
Armour for foot combat in
Catherine of Aragon
His Brother’s Widow
The King’s Great Matter and the Plan to Solve It.
Henry broke with the Catholic Church
because the Pope would not grant his
Thomas Cromwell suggested “The Act in
Restraint of Appeals” which the King
presented to the English Court and after
being passed, it allowed him to get
England became free from any
1534: Act of Supremacy
confirms Henry as head of the
Church of England, separate
from Rome but still Catholic in
Daughter: Elizabeth I
Died in Childbirth 1537
Anne of Cleves
Marriage was Annulled
after 6 Months
Called the “Rose without a
Executed 1541 due to
Earlier Counts of Adultery
Outlived Henry and
became the most-
married English Queen
(with four husband)
Curiosities about his wives
Curiosities about his wives
The ghost of two of
them were seen in and
outside the castle.
Please answer the following questions:
Out of his six wives, who do you think was
the most important? Why?
Was it fair of him beheading two of his
How do you think he would have reacted if he knew
his daughters had ruled England?
-First to reign
-Dies age 15
-Marries Phillip I
-Dies of cancer
To sum up
Henry came to the throne after his brother’s death.
He had six wives.
His divorce of Catherine separated the English
Church from the Catholic Church.
England becomes protestant.
“The Act of Supremacy” made him The Supreme
Head of the Church of England.
Out of his six wives two were beheaded, two
divorced, one died and one lived.
He had three children.
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