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Henry VIII was King of England from 22 April 1509 until his death in 1547. He presided over the beginnings of the English Renaissance and the English Reformation. Henry is best known for his six marriages, including his efforts to have his first marriage annulled.  His six wives were, successively, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr

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Anne of Cleves Featured Henry VIII (1491-1547) Image

Anne of Cleves

"Vintage engraving of Anne of Cleves by Hans Hobein. A German noblewoman and the fourth wife of Henry VIII of England and as such she was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540. The marriage was never consummated, and she was not crowned queen consort. Following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given a generous settlement by the King, and thereafter referred to as the King's Beloved Sister."

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Tomb of the Howard family at Arundel Church, Sussex Featured Henry VIII (1491-1547) Image

Tomb of the Howard family at Arundel Church, Sussex

The tomb of the Howard family of Arundel, Sesssex, in the parish church of St Nicholas. This church is interesting because it is physically divided between Roman Catholic and Church of England, the Fitzalan Howard family (the family of the Duke of Norfolk) being the foremost Catholic family in England. At the Dissolution, Henry VIII, being Supreme Head of the Church of England, sold the Collegiate Chapel of the College of priests and all its property to Henry Fitzalan, the 12th Earl of Arundel. At that point, the church was divided into two. Entry to the private Fitzalan Chapel (the Catholic section) is only possible via Arundel Castle. Illustration from "Picturesque Europe - The British Isles" published by Cassell Petter & Galpin in 1875 (price 2/6d)

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Thomas Cranmer,leader of the english Reformation Featured Henry VIII (1491-1547) Image

Thomas Cranmer,leader of the english Reformation

"Engraving of Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556)Engraved in 1829 by William Holl the younger (1771-1838) from the original picture in the collection at Lambeth Palace.Edited and published by William Mackenzie,London,Edinburgh & Glasgow in 1850.Digital restoration by PictoreThomas Cranmer was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See. Along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of Royal Supremacy, in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm.The portrait and figure engraver William Holl the Younger was born in February 1807 at Plaistow, Essex. He was the eldest of the four sons of William Holl the Elder (1771-1838) who taught him engraving, in stipple at first, but later in line on steel. His first independent work was an engraving of Thomas Cranmer made in May 1829"

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