Henry VIII

John Barnett's Sword Henry VIII
Henry VIII (1491– 1547) was a significant figure in the history of the English monarchy. Although for most of his reign he brutally suppressed the influence of the Protestant Reformation in England, a movement having some roots with John Wycliffe in the 14th century, he is most popularly known for his role in separating the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. He is also famous for his large number of wives, only two of whom survived him.