What Is Your Opinion Of King Henry VIII?

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    Despite current perceptions, Henry VIII was quite a weak king facing threats from Spain, France and from closer to home. The House of Tudor was not well established as the ruling house and he was beholden to many "advisers" to keep him in power. He was unable to father a dynasty to succeed him and the Tudors died out when his three children died without heirs.

  • Jade
    Lv 4
    2 weeks ago

    I did not like him.

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    Henry VIII was a bloody murderer.ย 

  • 2 weeks ago

    I'm Henry The Eighth, I am!

    Henry The Eighth I am, I am!

    I got married to the widow next door

    She's been married seven times before

    And every one was an Henry (Henry)

    She wouldn't have a Willie or a Sam (no Sam)

    I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry

    Henry The Eighth I am!

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  • patty
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    he was repulsive and only got women cause he was a royal. he also killed wives

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Just what my schoolteachers taught me about him. That he was a terrible man that had an obsession with trying to get a son.ย 

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I think he was too concerned about having a male heir, eventhough his daughters were perfectly capable of being monarchs.

    Henry went on to divorce or behead wives, started his own Church in order to do what he pleased---I don't think much of these actions.

  • 3 weeks ago

    It's terrible he liked being Catholic as do most Protestants, though they won't admit it, his ego got the best of him and marriage in general has gone down hill from there.

    • rustbucket
      Lv 6
      1 week agoReport

      Henry before he was excommunicated was once pronounced by the Pope the title, "Defender of the Faith." as one can see that Henry was quite proud of that title and again most Protestant would be if Henry didn't break with the church.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Could have done with Marriage Counselling and a course in anger management.

  • Brian
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    That he's been dead for quite awhile now.

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