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Noun: Henry VIII
  1. Son of Henry VII and King of England from 1509 to 1547; his divorce from Catherine of Aragon resulted in his break with the Catholic Church in 1534 and his excommunication 1538, leading to the start of the Reformation in England (1491-1547)

Type of: King of England, King of Great Britain

Part of: House of Tudor, Tudor

Encyclopedia: Henry VIII, of England