How did Henry VIII justify his power?
Yes that is one of the reasons that Henry the VIII broke with Rome here are some other answers Why did Henry VIII break from Rome? Some people in England and Europe were starting to become unhappy with the Catholic Church and wanted it to change. Martin Luther, a German reformer, had published an argument that criticised the Pope of tyranny throughout Europe, causing the German reform and although Henry had criticised Luther's arguments, English scholars saw them as valid and believed the Catholic government to be corrupt. Henry VIII believed that he needed a son to make sure that the Tudor dynasty survived. Although he had a son while married to Catherine, it was illegitimate - I . e born out of wedlock - as he had an affair with Elizabeth Blount. The son, Henry Fitzroy, was made the duke of Richmond at the age of 4 - Henry tried to make him heir to the throne outside the traditional methods.
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Henry the VIII wanted power because he wanted nobody to be more powerful than himself. This why one of the reasons Henry VIII changed the church and to prove to people he had the most power in the country.
Weakning the catholic church as a primary influence, giving rise to the church of England as the primary religion. . Anglican Catholic Answer! The poor were the ones who lost most from the closing down of the monasteries! The rich, the Merchants ,Gentry and Nobility, Catholics or other wise, …were the ones who got rich, fantastically so. A quarter of English wealth being put out in the market as it were, how could they go wrong and it wasn't only land! IN effect Henry had bought the rich, Catholics and Protestants alike. Henry didn't weaken the Catholic Church unduly, for 300 yrs it had been in a turmoil, regarding the papacy, what Henry did was to shake the Roman Church by taking the side of the followers of the ancient catholic ways, by supporting the canons of the Ecumenical Councils. It has to be grasped that the idea of the Holy Roman Church is of very recent origin, the Holy Catholic Church is something else indeed! (MORE)
he had 6 wives, was fat, and was king of england.. he had 6 wives, was fat, and was king of england..
Henry VIII is the 8th king named Henry. It would be very confusing, if say all the Henry's were not numbered. Edward VI (Henry's son) is the sixth Edward to reign as King of Engalnd.
because it was because it was That's sooo stupid ill answer this question better because some people can't ;D Henry the 8th power=he wanted to take over the world and thought that as he was more powerful than other people in the world he could do whatever he wanted and whenever Henry saw a way of e…nding the power in England anduse it for his own purposes. Love= ok well for love he had his first ever wife who used to be his older brothers who had died not only did Henry become king he asked to marry Catherine Aragon his brothers widow/wife.Catherine had a daughter which was named Mary the other children died young only Mary had survived luckely,Henry wanted to have a son so he decided to divorce Catherine but the pope refused and thought it was a stupid and silly idea and thoght that Henry was mad to leave her Henry was keen on marrying Anne Bolyen A court worker Henry took over the word and married anne and she had a daughter named Elizabeth Henry was furious he didn't want a daughter he wanted a son he had,had enough daughters for once so he took Anne to the top of the tower and ordered to chop her head off later he married Jane a lovely lady who he loved and gave him a son called Edward but she sadly died whilst in labour Henry had 3 other wives but he hated them all. (MORE)
Because he was the 6th great - grandson to Henry I , the 8th prince and monarch of England and Scotland in line to sit on the throne , and the son of Henry VII . (The crown of Scotland did not join with the crown of England until James I when England became Great Britain.)
Henry wanted more power because he didn't want anybody to be more powerful than himself. This is why Henry changed the Church; to prove to people he had the most power in the country.
Yes that is one of the reasons that Henry the VIII broke with Rome. here are some other answers. Why did Henry VIII break from Rome? . Some people in England and Europe were starting to become unhappy with the Catholic Church and wanted it to change.. Martin Luther, a German reformer, had publis…hed an argument that criticised the Pope of tyranny throughout Europe, causing the German reform and although Henry had criticised Luther's arguments, English scholars saw them as valid and believed the Catholic governmnet to be curropt.. Henry VIII believed that he needed a son to make sure that the Tudor dynasty survived. Although he had a son while married to Catherine, it was illigitamate - i.e. born out of wedlock - as he had an affair with Elizabeth Blount.. The son, Henry Fitzroy, was made the duke of Richmond at the age of 4 - Henry tried to make him heir to the throne outside the traditional methods. However, Fitzroy died from the sweating sickness at the age of 5.. Henry's wife Catherine of Aragon had had a number of miscarriages and it was clear that she was becoming too old to have another child. Henry had been married to her for over fifteen years and that. Henry had fallen in love with Anne Boleyn and needed the Pope to grant him a divorce from Catherine so that he could marry Anne. Anne was very young whereas Catrherine was old - a marriage with Anne would enable him to have a son.. Henry wanted to control the Church to make himself more powerful. The Church controlled two thirds of English Wealth and was highly influencial. Some people followed the church rather than the king.. Henry needed money to become more powerful in Europe. The Church had lots of money.. The Pope would not give Henry a divorce as he believed it not violate the laws of God since the divine laws (influenced by the natural laws) had justified the act of a man marrying his brother's wife if the marriage had not been consumated.. Catherine's nephew, the Emperor Charles V, captured Rome and put pressure on the Pope not to let Henry divorce Catherine.. This had frustrated Henry. The Pope continued to refuse the divorce as Charles would not allow his family to be dishonoured by this. Henry felt that the only way the Pope would take this seriuosly was to place him under pressure - hence the fall of Wolsey and the final Act of Supremacy.. Henry wanted a son to prevent a civil war breaking out in England after his death.. Anne Boleyn and her family and supporters were interested in changing the Catholic Church.. Henry believed that he had broken God's law by marrying Catherine of Aragon, his brother's widow. This argument was the basis of Henry's justification to divorce, where it floated the laws of Leviticus.. This argument was presented by Wolsey to Bishop Fisher, but the laws of Deutoronomy had been upheld and that divorce would not be granted. (MORE)
VIII is eight in Roman Numerals - he was the eighth king named Henry. It is a convention to write monarchs names in the form "Henry VIII" and this is pronounced "Henry the eighth."
Henry VIII abused his power as King of England. He essentiallyforced the entire country to abandon their religion and honor himas head of his own church.
to be able to take money from the church, Henry had to close the catholic church and monasteries to take away their money. To be able to close the monasteries Henry needed a reason, so, he bad mouthed the catholics by saying that they believed in the wrong things and that they were greedy. By say…ing that, he then had the power (as king) to close, burn and take all the money from the churches and monasteries. written by lucian thomas :-p (MORE)
Because he was King. A King always wants powers, but maybe not as badly as Henry.
Henry VIII wanted to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon andmarry Anne Boleyn. The Pope's refusal made Henry determined toremove the Church from its position of power in Britain so that hewould never have to elicit permission from the Pope again. Oncethis was completed, the resulting split est…ablished him as head ofthe Church of England, forever removing him and future Britishmonarchs from Papal influence. (MORE)
A sense of national unity the church of England Sharing of power between monarch and parliament.
He was born in Greenwich Palace, England. (no longer standing) Technically Henry was Welsh on his father, Henry VII's, side, whose father was Edmund Tudor, half-brother of King Henry VI. Henry VIII's grandmother was Margaret Beaufort, descendant of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. Henry was als…o of the House of York through his mother Elizabeth. (MORE)
Henry longed for power and wealth; what King doesn't? He wanted to show everyone that he had the most power and it also intimidated his enemies.
Henry VIII had quite a lot of power because he was head of the church of England and all kings are supposed to be born with power and you might not think it but Churches had more power than Kings or Queens and i think still do I'm not sure though
He was one of the most powerful men in existence during his time. To give you an idea of his power - he told the Pope to go away, closed most churches down and broke England away from Rome. All monarchs are powerful.
He thought the Pope had too much power and try to tell HIM what to do as far as his divorce was concerned.
Henry gained more power as he gained weight. Also hewas the Head Of The Church Of England, and he had 6 wives(divorced, beheaded and died) Hope This Helps. Love ? x.
king Henry because he is king and he has loads of powers where as the Parliament has not got authority thaat much !
Henry VIII was more powerful than parliament because he was theking. The king had the power to appoint parliament members andoverturn rulings.
Was Henry viii beheaded Anne Boleyn because she failed to produce a male heir from genetic point of view was Henry viii justified in this action?
hello . Yes your right Anne Boleyn was beheaded because she did not Produce Henry a son. . from Miss e
Henry VIII also made himself head of the church because he wanted more power. Even though he was the king he still thought that the Pope had more control over the Church. There have been struggles before over whether the priests should obey the Pope or the king. Henry wanted to control his own churc…h in his own country. He broke with Rome so he could prove to people he had the most power in the country. (MORE)
Because he was a King and all Kings want power but obviously not as much as Henry did because he wanted more power than the churches and the Pope so that he could get married and divorced and he didn't have to ask permission from the Pope.
King Henry VIII succeeded to the English throne in 1509 upon the death of his father, King Henry VII.
well he had a couldren and he used to pour it down his trousers to make his willy look bigger and longer, so he got rein for having the tonkest willy going,
He had some reasons such as the monks not following the rules but not everything Henry VIII was told about the monasteries was true.
Born: 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace, London, England Acceded: 24 Jun 1509, Westminster Abbey, London, England Died: 28 Jan 1547, Whitehall Palace, London, England Buried: St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England Henry VII became the king of England on 21 April 1509. He was a very grueso…me king who had 6 wives. He was a gruesome king and in the medieval times there was a death penalty which was just like if you stole anything or killed anyone you would be hung... Henry's aim was to have a son so when Henry died his son would rule England. The man was quite sexist as he only thought men had the power to rule a country. But now as we all know since there was Elizabeth the 1st and second we seem to have had good rulers. As he wanted a son he made all his wives give him a son. But all his sons eventually died and at the end only 2 daughters lived which were Elizabeth I and Mary I. Mary later on in her life became the queen of Scotland (aka BLOODY MARY) and Elizabeth became the queen of England. (MORE)
England was a Roman Catholic Country. In 1533, King Henry wished to divorce his wife of over 20 years (Katherine of Aragon) because she was over the age of child bearing and of all her many children by him, only one had survived, the Princess Mary. Henry needed a son and by this time had also fallen… in love with one of Queen Katherine's Ladies in Waiting, Anne Boleyn, who, being younger than Katherine, he hoped would provided him with the male heir he wanted. He asked the Pope to grant him a 'divorce' (rather an annullment), from Katherine. The Pope refused so Henry broke the English Church away from Rome's jurisdiction, set up the Church IN England (rather than the Church OF England). It remained essentially Catholic during his reign. (MORE)
in my opinion the church is more powerful as it controlled more land than Henry did and could claim more allegiances from varios leaders.
well,apparently, henry the eighth was pretty nice before he was king. then, after he had been crowned for a while, he turned nasty. some say that the only reason henry cut off his second wife's head was because she had given him a daughter not a son, and that he had paid someone to give evidence tha…t she had committed adultery against him. he cut off her head because he could, and that was the problem. he could do whatever he wanted, so he did. (MORE)
In a nutshell - he was the king, he didn't really have to justify anything. His position made him pretty much all-powerful.
Yes The main reasons being That most monasteries where taking everyone's money by selling bones of sheep, pieces of wood and saying that it's something special and the money didn't even go to the church it went to the bishops the priests and the pope to spend on luxuries
Henry wanted to control the church. Since medieval times, there hadbeen struggles over whether priests should obey the Pope or theKing. He said that the Pope no longer had any authority in England.From now, all Priests and Monks had to do what Henry said, not whatthe Pope said. Once Henry had contro…l over the Church, hepersecuted those who opposed him. He even cut off the head of hisclose friend, Thomas More, because More would not accept Henry ashead of the Church. (MORE)
Henry VIII had all the armies of England behind him. The Holy Father only had the Swiss Guard and God. Depends on how you look at it, as far as worldly power is concerned, Henry, obviously, but I would not want to depend on that in the next world.
He Abused his power by marrying any girl he wanted. And when she didn't do what he said, well.... The song will tell you how it ended.
Henry did it so he could marry a different wife and it made the pope less powerful.
In terms off power: Well first off, his aim was to be King of France, but this was far too ambitious; although the Battle of the spurs gave him Calais, not strategically advantageous, but gave him a title known internationally and achieved some glory and power. He consequently tried to be the peace …keeper between France and the Holy Roman Empire (Francis I and Charles V) but again he achieved little here. But, to be peacekeeper, he launched the extremely ostentatious 'Field of cloth of gold' which was a huge public display to try and prove he matched the wealth and power of both Charles V and Francis I, but in reality he held little wealth and power in comparison. For power over the church he broke with Rome and become head of the church. Ironically, this weakened his power overall, leaving England diplomatically isolated. In terms of Wealth: He found most of his finance coming from taxation schemes put forward by the 'alter Rex' Wolsey, such as the subsidy - a taxation based upon ones income. Moreover, the dissolution of the monasteries 1536-40, doubled the King's income. It is true to say, Henry was more able at spending money than obtaining it after spending Henry VII many years of parsimony in a short foreign expedition. (MORE)
Yes, but Henry Tudor is more known as Henry VIII's father Henry VII. Tudor is just the last name, so either way both Henrys are Tudors.
He had a lot of power, especially after he became the Head of Church in England.
The pope is the Vicar of Christ on earth. So strictly speaking, he represents all the moral and religious power on every men in the world. However men can do what they want and listen to the pope or not: they are free to go far away from the unique faith taught by Jesus Christ or to follow the succe…ssor of Peter. (MORE)
I was set this for a home work assignment and its hard to find results. But i found out mostly no , because that was the barons and popes jobs. he had about 1 percent of the roman catholic church under his power.
because power is like consuming chocolate and wanting more and more . also because when he has power he can do what he likes.
Henry VIII ruled as an Absolute Monarch - in simple terms his word was law. He ruthlessly persecuted his political enemies, violently eliminating all opposition.
He is best know for his six marriages, Henry VIII is also known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishi…ng himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. (MORE)
Henry is most powerful for his job but also because he learned lots of sports
Henry VIII was the son of Henry VII; the first King to break the long reigning line of thePlantagenet's and the last king to be part of the War of the Roses: a series of struggles in which 7 of the English Kings, from Richard II to Henry VIII, fought for the crown. The term Wars of the Roses was coi…ned from the red and white roses that each signified the two houses of Lancaster and York, from whom the ^ kings prior to Henry VII came. Henry VII was well known and received, b/c he was technically one of the first kings to claim the throne through merit and not through noble birth~ the legend and story reads that he literally picked the crown up off the battlefield and put it on his head. Henry the VII was a frugal and stern leader, and determined to restore peace to the nation. While his claim to the throne itself was somewhat shaky, he stabilized it somewhat by marrying Elizabeth of York, bringing some respect and nobility to the pairing. While his reign was often challenged by usurper's Henry VII had a fairly successful reign, in which he put a stop to the fighting between the Crown and the Barons; and through heavy taxation and fines for misdemeanor's he brought the nobility to heel~ "bridging the transitional period between the Middle ages and the Renaissance" (Kings and Queens of Great Britain Eric. R Trovial et al). King Henry VII had 4 children; 2 girls, 2 boys. Of his boys, The eldest was Arthur, named for the nostalgia and famed court of Camelot; a reign which Henry VII hoped his son, upon being crowned, would usher back in. Arthur was raised from his birth to be a King; groomed, educated and prepared for all the tumultuous tasks and responsibilities that awaited him~ Henry VII, aware that even his son's hold to the crown was still remain shaky at best, pre contracted his son Arthur with Catherine of Argon princess and daughter of the infamous Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain. At the time, France, England and Spain were the three superpower's England, having always been at odds with France, attempted to align themselves under the security of Spain, and this marriage with the epitome of Henry's lifework: not only did he secure his country's safety (France would not likely declare war on England, or try to claim it, while under the protective jurisdiction of Spain); but he also provided his son's reign with a secure claim to the throne, as well and a dynamic marriage that would be consider a pairing of the greats. Henry VIII was raised in a different environment than his brother, Arthur~ he was a bright, well rounded young man who craved education and had a deep interest in theology and was being prepared to enter a life of the cloth. Favored by his mother, he was not groomed to rule, an attribute that later, at least in his early years, only endeared him to the public. Arthur married his his wife, Catherine, but unfortunately died within a few months of the marriage. Unable to pay back her dowry 9or refusing to), Henry VII, still King, left Catherine of Aragon to languish in England and spent the last 6 years of his life trying to prepare Henry VIII to rule, and getting the affairs of England in order. It's debatable how Henry VIII came to marry Catherine of Aragon~ when it was initially suggested by Catherine's family, Henry the VII scoffed at the idea, so it most likely Henry VIII made the final choice. Catherine was several years his senior, but still young and beautiful by all account's and most importantly, swore she had not consummated her marriage to Arthur; a deed that would have presented dire problems to the marriage of Henry as his brother. When his father died, Henry VIII was fairly young, but he was loved and adored by his people, as was his wife. They were considered a magnificent pair; and it wasn't until after 8 miscarriages, only one successful birth Mary that Henry VIII began to start proceedings that would alleviate him of his former wife and allow him to take others. In his middle and latter years, Henry's popularity waned; and he became known as a monster, eventually marrying a total of six times. Of those 6, he beheaded 2, divorced 2,and lost one to childbirth related infections. his final wife, Catherine Parr, outlived him. Out of all those marriages, he had three living heirs; Mary, his first born daughter by Catherine of Aragon; Elizabeth, his second daughter, born by Anne Boleyn; and Edward, his one and only son; born third by his wife Jane Seymour As a male, Edward bore claim to the throne, and upon his father's death, indeed became King~ however, he was a child, only nine years old, and there for, his uncle, also named Edward, was named Protector, and ruled for him in all but name. Weak even in his youngest years, Edward was a sickly child, and a marriage was considered of the utmost importance, however, he died before one actually went through; dying of tuberculosis at the age of fifteen. From there, a squabble over the throne continued; first Lady Jane Grey took the crown, Henry VIII's great niece followed by Mary; Henry VIII's first legitimate daughter (though deemed a bastard during his life); a reign that was infamous for it's pious and cruelty, and garnered Mary the name "bloody Mary". Upon her passing, Elizabeth; Henry VIII's second daughter (also deemed a bastard during his lifetime) ascended the throne, becoming queen for the next 44 years. She never married, and to this day is considered one of England's greatest rulers. (MORE)
Three actions King Henry VIII did that demonstrated absolute powerincluded complete control over political and economic decisions inthe country. He also left the Catholic Church and became the headof his own church which gave him complete religious power.
Three actions that King Henry VIII did that demonstrated absolutepower included becoming head of his own church so he was free fromthe restrictions of the Catholic church. He also controlled alleconomic and social decisions.