Henry VIII

King of England & Wales

Henry VIII is seen as, perhaps, the most charismatic of all Kings of England. As a petulant, self-obsessed and ruthless King, he broke with the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, he dissolved the Monasteries, he unified England & Wales (after all the Tudors were a Welsh dynasty), and he cut off the head of two wives – Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard – and one Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More. Yet, through a developing partnership with Parliament, he created a sovereign independent nation that started to believe in itself and he ended any thoughts about claims of or appendage to France.

Question:  Henry VIII married the youngest daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.  What was her name? 

Answer: Catherine of Aragon

Question: Name the Archbishop of Canterbury who helped Henry VIII to build the case for the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

Answer: Thomas Cranmer