Who was King Henry VIII?

This is King Henry VIII.

  • He is remembered for starting the Church of England, and for having six wives!

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Find out about the life of Henry VIII.

Key facts

  • King Henry VIII had six wives. Most of his wives were not treated well. He even had two of them beheaded!
  • He wanted to look rich and strong. He had jewels sewn into his clothes and ate the finest foods.
  • He also set up the Church of England.

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Did you know?

  • King Henry VIII wasn't the nicest person. He liked to get his own way and was a bit of a show off.
  • Henry had a fool to make him laugh. The fool told jokes and did funny things, like a clown.
  • When Henry died, he owned 50 different palaces. The most famous is Hampton Court.
  • Henry had a bowling alley and tennis courts at Hampton Court!

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