Interesting Facts about Henry VIII
The Tudors encompass one of the most exciting periods in English History. The dynasty of the Tudors include Kings and Queens such as King Henry VIII and his daughters. Interesting Facts about Henry VIII
Looking for fast and interesting facts about King Henry VIII? Check out these fast, interesting, important and even little known facts about the famous King of England - the Great King Henry VIII of England * Fact 1 - King Henry VIII married six times. The names of his wives were Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr * Fact 2 - The following rhyme details the order and how the marriages of each of the wives of King Henry VIII ended: "Divorced, Beheaded, Died
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived"
* Fact 3 - His father was the Lancastrian Henry Tudor who defeated the Yorkist King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field on August 22nd 1485 * Fact 4 - His mother was Elizabeth of York, the Yorkist daughter of King Edward IV * Fact 5 - He was a descendant of King Edward III through his son, John of Gaunt and the commoner Katherine Swynford * Fact 6 - His motto was Coeur Loyal, meaning true heart which he illustrated on his clothes in the form of a heart symbol accompanied by the word 'loyal'... * Fact 7 - According to the English chronicler Raphael Holinshed the number of executions in his reign amounted to 72,000! * Fact 8 - Two of his wives were beheaded, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Anne and Catherine were cousins * Fact 9 - His fifth wife, Catherine Howard, was just 18 years old when she was beheaded * Fact 10 - He had three children. His first Child was Mary Tudor who became Queen Mary I (Bloody Mary). His second Child was Elizabeth who became Queen Elizabeth I (the Virgin Queen) and his third Child was Edward who became King Edward VI * Fact 11 - His daughter Mary prosecuted Protestants and was...