April 21 1509 – Henry VIII Becomes King of England

April 21 1509 – Henry VIII Becomes King of England2.3 (46.67%) 3 votes *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Hours after the death of his father, Henry VII, one of the most famous monarchs in history, King Henry VIII of England took the throne on April 21, 1509. Though known for marrying six times in pursuit of a male heir and forcing a split with the Roman Catholic Church because he was willing to divorce in order to achieve it, he had an undeniable charm and sharp mind. During his nearly 38-year reign, Henry set England on a course that would define it as a nation for centuries to come. Born the […]