Was Henry VIII a Tyrant?

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Was Henry VIII a Tyrant?

Knowing that Henry VIII was truly a tyrant is a sucker punch for the innumerable who are

earnestly eager to know about him. Henry VIII has succeeded his father, Henry VII, who was the

founder of the Tudor dynasty, and was born from…

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second wife, Anne Boleyn, of cheating on him with disproved proofs of the forced confession of Mark

Smeaton (Anne Boleyn's brother) and of Anne sleeping with her brother (Leithead 16). Alison Weir

also expressed in her other book The Six Wives of Henry VIII that he disliked his…

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mistress. The Hampton Court Palace website conveys, "Finally, when Anne Boleyn was still queen,

Mary Shelton, Anne's first cousin, became his own mistress..." ("Hampton" 3).

Second, King Henry the Eight used horrible ways to suppress his enemies and rivals, concocting

a depicting image based on his killings after…

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chaplains and tutors, as a repercussion. Another reason is adultery, which involved accusations against

persons like the wives of the King, like Anne Boleyn for not having a male kid (Morrill 4). Finally,

several were accused of heresy (adherence to a religious opinion contrary to church dogma). John…

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addition a history author remarked that Henry's daughter Mary, who was a strict Catholic, was

announced illegitimate by the King after Rome's breach (Derderfield 73).

Of course, Henry's influence on people was nevertheless great and took many to be his fans

while it put others on fire. Surprisingly,…

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Francis, Hackett. "Tudor England." European History to 1715. 1970. Print.

Frequently asked questions. Hampton Court Palace. 1 June 2014.

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Hall, Edward. 1535, The executions of Fisher, More,etc. EnglishHistory.net. 1 June 2014.

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Hutton, Ronald. Henry VIII: Majesty with Menace. 17 February 2011. British Broadcasting…

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McCarthy, Michael. The jousting accident that turned Henry VIII into a tyrant. The

Independent. 18 April 2009. Web.

Ridgway, Claire. Was Henry VIII Merciful to Anne? 27 July 2009. The Anne Boleyn Files. 1

June 2014. < http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/was-henry-viii-merciful-to-anne/>. Web.

Smith, Joan. Henry VIII, the Saddam of…


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