Henry the Eight
... THE EIGHT KING HENRY VIII of England and Ireland, the third child and second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, was born on the 28th of June 1491 at Greenwich Palace. His two brothers, Prince Arthur and Edmund, Duke of Somerset, and two of his sisters predeceased their father; Henry VIII was the only son, and Margaret, afterwards Queen of Scotland, and Mary, afterwards Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk, were the only daughters who survived (Pollard, 289).
EARLY LIFE AND HIS PERSONALITY
In his youth he was educated in the new learning of the Renaissance and developed great skill in music and sports. His personality was quite amazing; his intelligence, learning, and curiosity impressed eve...