He is best known for his political success, his many marriages, and his break from the Catholic Church.1 Henry VIII was able to achieve greatness through being an effective leader, changing the religious structure, and his six marriages.2 Because of this, he was able to become the most celebrated monarch in English history.3 Henry VIII achieved such a successful legacy because of his willingness to take risks.
Elizabeth's birth dramatically altered the course of Englishhistory. Although King Henry VIII of the Tudor dynasty had an illegitimateson, he needed an heir from a queen to properly continue the dynasty. Hisfirst child to survive was, , born to , Henry's first wife. After it was clear that Catherine could givehim no more children, he ended his marriage, which provoked the EnglishReformation. Henry married the already pregnant , who gave birth to Elizabeth on September 7, 1533. At the age of two she became motherless as the accusations of adultery, which were drummed up by Henry, sent her mother to the guillotine. She had a younger brother, Edward by Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour, and who would follow his father as king. With two older siblings,no one at the time expected Elizabeth to matter much.
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THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND WAS A PERSECUTOR
The Anglican Church was formed in 1534 by King Henry VIII, and from then until almost the end of the 17th century Baptists and others who refused to submit to the national church were persecuted.