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King Henry VIII - Originally a Catholic, King Henry VIII required an annulment from the Pope to make his marriage illegitimate, allowing his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. After not receiving his annulment, Henry VIII broke from the Catholic Church and created the Church of England. This event was monumental in history, paving the way for a Protestant England and America.

Baptista - I like the idea of Baptista wearing almost too much jewelry, he tends to be absentminded and this could be represented by him wearing too much

Catherine Howard (1523-1542) was Queen of England & the 5th wife of King Henry VIII. They married in 1540 almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves. However Catherine Howard was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry on the grounds of treason for committing adultery while married to the King.

Catherine Howard (c. 1518–1524), Queen of England and fifth wife of Henry VIII.

Cen French Hood Portrait of a Young Woman Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg London)

Elizabeth Tudor, the future Elizabeth I, by Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497-1543) by rowena

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Elizabeth Tudor, the future Elizabeth I, Private Collection, tempera and oil on oak panel

Ганс Гольбейн младший (1497-1543)

Member of the von Wedigh Family, (called Hermann Hillebrandt von Wedigh), by Hans Holbein the Younger - Hans Holbein der Jüngere - Wikimedia Commons

Hans Holbein the Younger Portrait of Sir William Butts

Portrait of Sir William Butts 1543 Oil on wood, 47 x cm Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

King Henry VIII, To six wives he was wedded. One died, one survived, Two divorced, two beheaded.

Sketch of Jane Seymour, perhaps done while she was pregnant

Sketch of Queen Jane Seymour by Hans Holbein the Younger. Sometimes Holbein's sketches better express the character of the sitter. This view of Queen Jane feels more immediate than does the formal portrait.

Sir Thomas More 1478-1535  "The King's ( Henry VIII.'s ) good servant, but God's first."

More got the choppy chop and afterwards Anne Boleyn so hated passing this painting that she once chucked it out a window. Sir Thomas More, 1527 - Hans Holbein, the Younger / The Frick Collection

Love letter to Anne Boleyn

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection