Where Europe was concerned, England was of little importance, and the Tudor dynasty so new, and with so little "background" as to be negligible. That was why Henry VII had arranged the Spanish marriage for his heir, and persuaded the Pope to give a "special dispensation" to "transfer" the ,marriage to his second son. - the Tudors needed to become part of the "Royal Club" of Europe. And it was why the next Pope, having to choose between upsetting old friend Henry VIII up there in England, and Charles V, King of Spain, Emperor of the Indies, and Holy Roman Emperor, with an army in Italy, really had no choice ! France then was still a rising Power,and there was great personal rivalry between Henry VIII and the French King, sometimes "friendly" - "Field of the Cloth of Gold" - sometimes warlike - loss of the "Mary Rose".
Within England though, Henry VIII really did have great power and authority, and great popularity too. This by making England truly independent of any foreign influence, not only that of the Pope, but also of the Monastic Orders, which had owned a third of the country - he was indeed the "founder of English independence" And,though he was not to know it, also the founder of England's most powerful asset over the next 400 years - the Royal Navy, with its then-revolutionary warships, carrying cannon capable of sinking another ship at considerable range, and so making true naval warfare possible for the first time.
His "lifestyle" was of little or no importance...