Essay about Henry Viii Of England 's Royal Family

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Henry Tudor was born into England 's royal family on June 28, 1491. He was the son of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. He was born in the Greenwich palace in Greenwich, London, England. He had a total of six siblings, but only three survived birth. His older brother Arthur was expected to take the throne after their father. Since Arthur was next in line to be king, he received the most education and training in order to make him the best. Their parents cared the most about Arthur because the country would be in his hands after they pass away. Arthur was fifteen years old when he married Catherine of Aragon whom parents are Queen and King of Spain. Shortly after their marriage, Arthur died leaving Catherine widowed. This made Henry next in line to take the throne. (Biography.com Editors)

Henry VII was frightened knowing the country would soon be in the hands of his younger son who did not get the proper attention and training a king certainly needed. Henry VII wanted to remain in an alliance with Spain so he proposed an offer to Catherine 's parents, King Ferdinand II of Spain and Queen Isabella I of Castile. The royal leaders of the two countries agreed to let Henry marry his brother 's widow, Catherine, who was five years older than he was. (Biography.com Editors)

When Henry VII died on April 21, 1509 from tuberculosis, his son Henry took over the throne. Just less than two months later Henry VIII, at the age of seventeen, married Catherine…

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