For starters, most people know of King Henry the VIII primarily for his sexual indiscretions. Tragically, most overlook that he didn’t start out as a man who fornicated with many women, and put to death anyone who dared to undermine him. In fact, before he was the King of England, he was a virtuous prince who had much love and respect. Henry the VIII was born on June 28, 1491 in Greenwich Palace. He was the second son of Elizabeth of York and King Henry the VII. Before Henry was known for his sexual undertakings, peo...
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...that she was not untouched by man when she had relations with King Henry, and in addition that God was punishing him for marrying his brother 's wife. An investigation took place and the Pope declared the marriage to be invalid. This left King Henry the VIII with no other alternative than to separate from the influences of the Pope and the Catholic Church and to make his own particular church, the Church of England, so he could marry Anna Boleyn.
After the downfall and execution of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, King Henry appointed his dear companion and friend Thomas Cromwell as his new chief minister. Thomas Cromwell first 's order of business was to offer England some assistance with breaking free from Rome and establish King Henry the VIII as head of the Church of England. He was able to accomplish this horrific task and in so doing gained the trust of the king.
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