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King Henry VIII, as King David, playing the harp. Detail from the King's Psalter: 'King Henry VIII and his fool, Will Somers' British Museum.

The Works of King Henry VIII


Poems and Songs
Pastime With Good CompanyAudio
Whereto should I express
Whoso that will all feats obtainAudio
Whoso that will for grace sue
Green Groweth the HollyAudio
Though That Men Do Call It Dotage
Though some Saith that Youth Ruleth Me
If Love Now Reigned, As It Hath Been
Lusty Youth Should Us Ensue
The Time of Youth is to be Spent
Alas, what shall I do for love?
Oh, my heart!Audio
Alack, alack, what shall I do?
Departure is my chief pain
Without discord


Poems of Doubtful Attribution
GreensleevesAudio


Letters
To Cardinal Wolsey [1518]
To Cardinal Wolsey [1527?]
To Anne Boleyn [1527?]
Another to Anne Boleyn [1527?]
Another to Anne Boleyn [1527?]
Another to Anne Boleyn [1527?]
To Anne Boleyn [1533]


Speeches
Speech to Parliament, 24 December 1545


Prose
Excerpt from Defense of the Seven Sacraments (1521)
A Glass of the Truthe (c. 1532)
The Preface from A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for any Christian Man (1543)





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The Tudors

The Parents of Henry VIII
King Henry VII
Elizabeth of York

The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Queen Catherine of Aragon
Queen Anne Boleyn
Queen Jane Seymour
Queen Anne of Cleves
Queen Catherine Howard
Queen Katherine Parr

The Children of Henry VIII
Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond
King Edward VI
Queen Mary I
Queen Elizabeth I


The King's Advisors
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Thomas Cromwell
Sir Thomas More


European Monarchs
Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland
James IV, King of Scotland
James V, King of Scotland
Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland

Mary Tudor, Queen of France
Louis XII, King of France
Francis I, King of France

Ferdinand II, King of Aragon
Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor


Popes
Pope Julius II
Pope Leo X
Pope Clement VII
Pope Paul III


English Nobility
Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
Edward Stafford, D. of Buckingham
Thomas Howard, 3rd D. of Norfolk
John Dudley, D. of Northumberland
Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire
George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford
John Russell, Earl of Bedford
Thomas, Lord Audley
Richard de la Pole
Thomas Seymour, Lord Admiral
Edward Seymour, Protector Somerset


Clergy
Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio
Cardinal Reginald Pole
Bishop Stephen Gardiner
Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London
Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London
John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester
John Aylmer, Bishop of London
John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester
Archbishop William Warham
Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester
Edward Fox, Bishop of Hereford
William Tyndale
Hugh Latimer
William Grocyn
Thomas Linacre


Historical Events
Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
Dissolution of the Monasteries, 1536-40
Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536
The Siege of Boulogne, 1544
The Sweating Sickness


Tudor Legal System
Common Law
Court of Common Pleas
Court of King's Bench
Court of Star Chamber
Council of the North
Attainder
Oath of Supremacy
The Act of Supremacy, 1534
The Act of Succession, 1534
The Ten Articles, 1536
The Six Articles, 1539


Royal Residences
Greenwich Palace
Hatfield House
Richmond Palace
Windsor Palace


Tudor Literature
See section
16th-century Renaissance English Literature


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