This is just a wild guess, but it could be that he was the eighth King of England called Henry.
VIII mean the eighth in Roman numerals. Henry the Eighth
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 Willy or a Sam (No Sam). I'm her eighth old man, I'm Henry. Henry the eighth I am. Second verse, same as the first.
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."
Because he was the eighth king in England called Henry.
Henry the eight ---- Henry the eighth ----
he killed them.
he did jousting
Me and Henry the eighth :)
yes he was