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William Shakespeare
   wrote   
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
   is a   
Historical Play
Cardinal Wolsey
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Queen Katharine
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Wife to King Henry, Afterwards Divorced
Lord Chamberlain
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Gardiner
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Bishop of Winchester
Cromwell
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Servant to Wolsey
Sir Thomas Lovell
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Archbishop Cranmer
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Archbishop of Canterbury
Anne Bullen
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Katharine's Maid of Honor, Afterwards Queen
Lord Sands
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Cardinal Campeius
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Old Lady
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Friend to Anne Bullen
Griffith
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Gentleman-usher to Queen Katherine
Surveyor
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
To the Duke of Buckingham
Lord Chancellor
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Brandon
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Man
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
The Porter's Man
Capucius
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Ambassador from the Emperor Charles V
Lord Abergavenny
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Doctor Butts
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Physician to the King
Sir Anthony Denny
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Patience
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Woman to Queen Katharine
Bishop Lincoln
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Garter
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
King-at-Arms
Sir Henry Guildford
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Sir Nicholas Vaux
   is a character in   
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
   begins   
"I Come No More to Make You Laugh"
I come no more to make you laugh: things now, That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject will deserve it.
Henry VIII
   ends   
"For 'tis Ill Hap, If They Hold when Their Ladies Bid 'em Clap."
'Tis ten to one this play can never please All that are here: some come to take their ease, And sleep an act or two; but those, we fear, We have frighted with our trumpets; so, 'tis clear, They'll say 'tis naught: others, to hear the city Abused extremely, and to cry 'That's witty!' Which we have not done neither: that, I fear, All the expected good we're like to hear For this play at this time, is only in The merciful construction of good women; For such a one we show'd 'em: if they smile, And say 'twill do, I know, within a while All the best men are ours; for 'tis ill hap, If they hold when their ladies bid 'em clap.
1509-1547
   was the reign of   
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
   was born on   
June 28, 1491
King of England
Charles Laughton
   for his role in   
The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933)
In the 1928 play "Alibi" he became the first actor to play detective Hercule Poirot. In a memoir written after his death, Laughton's widow stated they never had children because he was homosexual.
Henry VIII of England
   had the sobriquet   
Old Coppernose
Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Jane Seymour, Catherine Parr
   are all   
Wives of King Henry VIII
And of course also Anne Boleyn
Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, Knox, Henry VIII
   are all   
Leaders of the Protestant Reformation
The Six Wifes of Henry VIII (1970)
   starred   
Keith Mitchell, Annette Crosbie and Dorothy Tutin
Director: Naomi Capon & John Glenister. Also starred Anne Stallybrass, Elvi Hale & Angela Pleasence. Won Primetime Emmy
1536
      
Henry VIII Became Head of the Church of Ireland
The Irish parliament made Henry VIII head of the Church of Ireland. However the Reformation makes little progress in Ireland. The vast majority of the Irish remain Catholic.
1541
      
Henry VIII Becomes King of Ireland
Determined to assert his authority over Ireland, Henry VIII changes his title from Lord of Ireland. The Irish parliament assents.
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Robert Donat and Franklin Dyall
Director: Alexander Korda. Also starred Mile Mander, Laurence Hanray & William Austin
Alexander Korda
   directed   
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Antonia Fraser
   wrote   
The Wives of Henry VIII
Henry VIII
   was known as   
Bluff Hal
On account of his bluff and
Henry VIII
   was known as   
Old Coppernose
By 1544 Henry was running short of money, thanks partially to his own extravagant lifestyle and expenditure. Henry's solution was to lower the fineness of the third coinage (1544–47) to only 1/3 silver and 2/3 copper. This was understandably not popular with the people, and resulted in Henry acquiring the nickname "Old Coppernose" as the silver rubbed off the high-relief part of the coin design.
Henry VIII
   is featured in the biography   
The Mask of Royalty
Lacey Baldwin Smith, 1973
Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972)
   is a film about   
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Portrayed by Keith Michell and Charlotte Rampling






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