Reference Entry

Henry VIII (1491-1547), king of England and Ireland

Eric Ives

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/12955

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Upbringing | Personal monarchy | The conciliar option, 1509-1514 | Developments at court | Wolsey as minister, 1514-1526 | The king's 'Great Matter' | The failure of Wolsey, 1527-1529 | A return to conciliar government, 1529-1531 | The final phase, 1530-1533: new ideas | The headship of the church | The emergence of a new minister | Marriage and the breach with Rome | The royal supremacy defended: foreign danger | The royal supremacy defended: the home front | Doctrinal revolution | Opposition | Henry and kingship | Henrician politics | Royal marriages, 1509-1537 | The royal parent, 1537-1553 | Henry VIII and Cromwell | Wales, Calais, and the north | The Irish problem | The Cleves marriage | The fall of Cromwell | The emergence of a privy council | Royal marriages, 1540-1547 | A return to war | An evil legacy | The king's will | The royal magnificence | Henry VIII-an assessment | Henry VIII to his contemporaries | Subsequent images

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Subjects: biography ; history

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