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Henry VIII

(Encyclopedia) Henry VIII, 1491–1547, king of England (1509–47), second son and successor of Henry VII . Early Life In his youth he was educated in the new…

Henry VIII

Henry VIII ruled England from 1509-1547 and remains one of that country's most famous and controversial kings, the second monarch of the House of Tudor. Henry's hearty appetites and fickle passions…

Alfonso VIII

(Encyclopedia) Alfonso VIII (Alfonso the Noble), 1155–1214, Spanish king of Castile (1158–1214), son and successor of Sancho III. Chaos prevailed during his minority, but he quickly…

Clement VIII

(Encyclopedia) Clement VIII, 1536–1605, pope (1592–1605), a Florentine named Ippolito Aldobrandini; successor of Innocent IX. He reversed the policy of his predecessors by allying the…

Louis VIII

(Encyclopedia) Louis VIII, 1187–1226, king of France (1223–26), son and successor of King Philip II . He fought (1215, 1219) against the Albigenses in S France. Invited by…

Henry I

(Encyclopedia) Henry I, 1204–17, Spanish king of Castile (1214–17), son and successor of Alfonso VIII. At his death after a short, uneventful reign, his sister Berenguela renounced her…

William Shakespeare: Henry VIII, Act V

Act VScene ILondon. A gallery in the palaceEnter Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, a Page with a torch before him, met by LovellGardinerIt's one o'clock, boy, is't not?BoyIt hath struck.…

William Shakespeare: Henry VIII, Act I

Act IScene ILondon. An ante-chamber in the palaceEnter Norfolk at one door; at the other, Buckingham and AbergavennyBuckinghamGood morrow, and well met. How have ye done Since last we saw in…

William Shakespeare: Henry VIII, Epilogue

Epilogue'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…

William Shakespeare: Henry VIII, Prologue

PrologueI 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…