My history hero: Henry VIII (1491-1547)

Actor Nathaniel Parker explains why he admires the famous Tudor king

Portrait of King Henry VIII

This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Henry VIII, who reigned from 1509 until his death, is one of the best-known kings in English history. The larger than life Tudor monarch is famous for having six wives (two of whom he had executed) and for his pivotal role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic church.

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