Was King Henry A Good Or Bad King

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There has been many Kings throughout history some good and some bad but all different. All kings have characteristics that make them a good or bad king. Most kings have similar characteristics for example being smart or a fair leader to his citizens. But some kings have different characteristics that can make them a bad king and be cruel. Some kings do things that are not fair but do them because it will help them or their family. King Henry the eighth was a king that had good characteristics but wasn’t always the best king and often was looked as a bad king. But does that mean that he was a bad King? There are many documents that show the times that King henry was a good king but some things that he does are not the best for his country but …show more content…
Most of the time King Henry was spending his father's money and did not care about running the country. But it also said that he had his chief advisor arrested after the pope didn’t give the divorce to Henry and he was mad. He later on had him executed and the chief advisor did not do anything wrong in fact he was running England most of the time. In document four which was a letter from Anne asking for a fair trial “Try me, good king, but let me have a lawful trial,” she said this because King Henry just had her ready for execution. She was getting executed because he believed that she was having an affair with other men but there was no evidence. A lot of people believed he wanted her dead because she could not give him a boy and killer her looked better than divorcing another wife. The biggest thing that King Henry did was have so many different wives. He had six different wives and only one could give him a boy and that was his fourth wife. All of his other wives could not give him a boy and they all had different outcome either killed, divorced, or died. King Henry really wanted a boy and did whatever he could to get him and most of his actions hurt people in many different …show more content…
King Henry was mad at the pope for not giving him ability to divorce Katherine and marry Anne. When he was doing this it means he also left the Catholic church and started his own church. He made all of the citizens in England leave the pope and the Catholic church no matter what they wanted to do or what they believed in. Henry then decided to take the wealth from the monasteries and keep it for himself. Henry took jobs away from the nuns and places for the monks to do what they needed to do. In document eight it stated, “On St. James’s eve there was a bonfire, and a tub of ale and bread then given to the poor.” Before King Henry took away the Catholic religion the monks would drink but with the poor and bring them in and help them out. But after King Henry took over the monasteries all of that was gone because he took them apart and all of their money. King Henry now has not only hurt the monks and nuns by not letting them do their religious duties but also the poor that he took a home away from. King Henry hurt his wives the most, he had six, killed two, divorced two, and one dies. King Henry hurt the ones he killed by taking their life which was very bad but he also hurt two of them emotionally because they had to live without the one they thought they loved as in document three Katherine says, “Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things.” King Henry hurt people in different

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