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Is Queen Elizabeth II a descendant of Henry VIII?
Henry VIII is Elizabeth II 's 12th Great Grand Uncle and 13th great Grand uncle through Henry VII. Henry VIII had 3 legitimate children who had no children, so the his branch of the Tudor lineage is a dead-end; there are no legitimate descendants of Henry VIII. Elizabeth II is a descendant of Henry VIII's sister Margaret Tudor who married King James IV of Scotland. Margaret, like her two brothers Arthur and Henry, shared an interesting ancestry; their parents were Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, both descendants of Edward I by different wives. The following is Elizabeth II's lineage since that time, which you can confirm from the link after this answer: James V of Scotland was the son of Margaret Tudor and James IV of Scotland. Mary Queen Of Scots (Mary Stuart) was the daughter of James V of Scotland and Margaret of Guise. James VI of Scotland, later crowned James I of England following the death of Elizabeth I, was the son of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Lord Darnley. Princess Elizabeth Stuart, sister of Charles I, was the daughter of James I and Anne of Denmark. Charles' branch of the Stuart lineage became a dead-end. Sophia of Hanover was the daughter of Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick V of Bohemia. George I was the son of Sophia of Hanover and Ernst Augustus, Elector of Hanover. George II was the son of George I and Sophia Doreothea of Celle. Frederick, Prince of Wales, was the son of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. George III was the son of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Coburg. Edward, Duke of Kent, was the son of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg. Queen Victoria was the daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg. Edward VII was the son of Queen Victoria and Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. George V was the son of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark. (In 1917, George V decreed a change in his family's name from "Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to "Windsor".) George VI was the son of George V and Mary of Teck. Elizabeth II is the daughter of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
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Legitimate children: Mary Tudor, later Queen Mary, daughter of Henry and Katherine of Aragon; Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Anne Boleyn; Edward, late…r King Edward, son of Henry and Jane Seymour. Illegitimate: son born to Bessie Blount.
No. Although King Henry VIII had legitimate children who succeeded him to the English throne, all three - Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I - died unmarried and childle…ss. With the death of Elizabeth in 1603, Henry VIII's line was extinguished. Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of Henry's sister, the English princess Margaret (1489-1541), who married King James IV of Scotland (1473 - 1513). Queen Margaret's and King James' grandson, King James VI of Scotland and I of England, became the first king of England and Scotland, and also became the ancestor of the present Queen.
No Henry VIII has no living descendent Henry had two daughters, one son and at least four other illegitimate children. Henrys Son died young and both of his legitimate dau…ghters died childless. Of his illegitimate children, Henry Fitzroy died young (during his father life) and the lines of his other children have gone extinct It is a slim possibility that Henry may have had other illegitimate children but, as king, his affairs and Mistresses were never secret, and illegitimate children would not have been kept secret; by acknowledging them, they received titles, land and money.
He is certainly related to Elizabeth II. The route of succession to the present Queen has at least 2 major fractures, the Stuart accession in 1603 & the Hannoverian Succession… post Queen Anne. Why it does not revert to the Stuarts, the 'Old Pretender', I do not know. Then, we come to the abdication in 1936. If Edward VIII remains, then the current line does not happen. Elizabeth II is the 15th generation descedant of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII. Which makes Henry VIII the (14) great uncle of Elizabeth II. The reason it does not revert to James Stuart "The Old Pretender" is his father, James II became a Catholic & was ousted by Protestants who feared he & his son, by his second wife, would try to force the country back to Catholicism. Which is why after Ann's death in 1714, (James II daughter by his first wife), the throne went to Sophia of Hanover's, (James II 1st cousin), Protestant son George who became George 1 by the Act of Settlement 1701. As for Edward VIII, true had he married someone else and had children, Elizabeth II would be merely the cousin to the monarch.
I believe that he loved her. You see, Henry was married to Queen Katherine of Aragon for quite some time, and after several stillbirths and miscarriages, they had only one, li…ving child, Princess Mary. Henry loved Princess Mary, but it was important to have a MALE heir, to be a strong successor. If he left his kingdom to Mary,he would have to find her a husband, probably from another country, and risk a war, which is not something that he wanted. So, he decided to think of a way to divorce Katherine, so that he could marry his latest mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine was first married to Henry's older brother, Arthur. However, shortly after their marriage, he died, and Katherine swore their marriage wasn't consumated, and she fell in love with Henry, and married him. However, Henry said that Katherine was lying, and used a verse from the Bible that said God doesn't want a man to marry his brother's wife. So, on those grounds, he divorced Katherine, claiming their marriage null and void. In that, he disowned Princess Mary, making her illegitimate. He then married Anne Boleyn. Quick note: Anne Boleyn was a lady-in-waiting to Katherine, which is how Henry met her. Anne didn't have a problem with Katherine, but she was in love with Henry, and therefore was willing to let him divorce Katherine to marry her. She meant no dis-respect or dishonor to her...and Anne Boleyn was the mother of Elizabeth 1. Henry claimed to love Elizabeth, and said that boys would surely follow. Anne, like Katherine, had miscarriages, the last to be presumed a boy. Henry was angry by then. So angry, that he had charges MADE UP against Anne, including incest with her own brother, and had her beheaded, when Elizabeth was only a toddler, he then made Elizabeth illegitimate. He had three more wives, who all loved Elizabeth and Mary, and occasionally invited them to court, especially his 3rd wife, Jane Seymour, who died of a childbirth fever after giving birth to his long-awaited son, Edward. However, his 6th and final wife, Catherine Parr, who invited them to pretty much live at court, and served as a true mother to them all, and truly reconciled Henry with them. Henry died, leaving his throne to Edward, who was 9, and died 6 years later of illness. According to Henry, the throne would next be passed to his eldest daughter, Mary, who's reign was short-lived and turbulent. She and her husband burned many Protestant martyrs, and she became known as "Bloody Mary." She died after 5 years on the throne, and then, according to Henry's will, Elizabeth was to take the throne. She reigned for 45-years. Her reign was called "The Golden Age," and she was considered by most, still today, to be England's greatest, most famous ruler. I imagine that Anne Boleyn, after being unjustly condemned to die, had her justice in the end, in seeing how wonderful a ruler Elizabeth was...and, I am certain that Henry would've been extremely proud of Elizabeth. So, despite his cruelty to most of his wives, and many times, to his children, I do believe that he, yes, loved Elizabeth.
Elizabeth I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn .
yes. he is the 12th great, grand uncle or 13th through Henry VII
Queen Elizabeth I does not have any direct descendants, as she was never married nor had any children. However, there are still living descendants of her maternal aunt, …Mary Boleyn. Also, Elizabeth I was a member of the Tudor family, and there are members of the Tudor Bloodline still living.
Queen Elizabeth II is queen because the Act of Settlement (1701) provides that since the death of Queen Anne and William III, the senior descendant of the Electress Sophia of …Hanover in agnatic primogeniture shall be the monarch of England unless he or she is a Catholic and unless he or she marries a Catholic. The Act of Union (1707) made this law apply to the United Kingdom. From 1936 (before the Queen's accession) until 28 May 1972 His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act modified this rule to exclude the Duke of Windsor from the throne, but that has been dormant since he died. The Australian Constitution provides that whomever succeeds Queen Victoria as sovereign of the UK is Queen of Australia (known as king is male). Queen Elizabeth succeeded Queen Victoria by the operation of the Act of Settlement in conjunction with His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act and that made her Queen of Australia. In short, Elizabeth II is Queen because Parliament made a series of laws to have that effect.
the answer is Elisabeth of york is henrys mother and Elisabeth II is henrys mothers mum Elizabeth of York was the Queen of Henry VII, and the mother of Henry VIII. But the que…stion is about Queen Elizabeth II, who is descended from Henry VIII 's father Henry VII and mother (Elizabeth of York) via their daughter Margaret who married into the Scottish royal family, then down through the Stuarts and successive Monarchs down to the present day. The confusion is that Elizabeth II 's parents were Duke and Duchess of York before becoming King and Queen, but they were never referred to simply as "of York".
Not directly, Henry VIII had three children, all of them had no children.
Yes, growing up, Elizabeth would have seen her uncle who was then the prince of wales at numerous family events as well as his future wife, Wallis Simpson who refereed to her …as Shirley Temple. Following Edward's abdication from the throne in 1936 when Elizabeth was 10, his relationship with the rest of the royal family became strained and spent most of the remainder of his life in Paris. Despite this, Edward did return to London in 1952 for the funeral of his brother, King George VI at which he would have undoubtedly encountered Elizabeth. He also visited London in 1965 where he met with Queen Elizabeth II and his sister Mary. Shortly before his death in 1972, the queen, her husband Prince Phillip, and her son Prince Charles visited Edward at his home in Paris. I'm sure that their may have been a couple of other occasions when Elizabeth would have seen her uncle during the later part of his life.
In Henry VIII
Henry VIII's second wife Queen Anne Boleyn was executed by him, as was his fifth wife Queen Catherine Howard.
Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of England. Her coronation was in June of 1953 and she is married and has four children.
Yes she is. Heres how Henry VII-Elizabeth of York 1. James V of Scotland Margaret 2.Earl Angus James Margaret Mary Henry James Elizabeth Sophia George George Fredrick Geo…rge Edward Victoria Edward George Elizabeth II
Elizabeth was Henry's second daughter. Her elder half-sister, Mary, was the first daughter to be born.