The 28th January marks the anniversary of the death of Henry VIII in 1547. The English king is most often remembered for his six wives, but this notoriety can often overshadow the fact that his thirty six year reign had a substantial impact on British History in the Middle Ages. By the time of his death, dramatic changes had occurred across the British Isles as a consequence of his rule.
So begins Daryl Worthington’s concise summary of King Henry VIII of England’s historical significance. You can read Worthington’s entire piece here at NewHistorian: The Death of Henry VIII.