Henry VIII quotes

Born
28 June 1491 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent.

Died
28 January 1547.

Occupation
King of England.

Henry VIII was King of England from 1509 until his death. Henry was the second Tudor monarch, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Two beheadings out of six wives is too many.
– Henry VIII
I see and hear daily that you of the Clergy preach one against another, teach one contrary to another, inveigh one against another without charity or discretion. Some be too stiff in their old mumpsimus, others be too busy and curious in their new sumpsimus. Thus all men almost be in variety and discord.
– Henry VIII
All is lost. Monks, monks, monks!
– Henry VIII
Whoever leads an auspicious life here and governs the commonwealth rightly, as my most noble father did, who promoted all piety and banished all ignorance, has a most certain way to heaven.
– Henry VIII
All is lost! Monks, Monks, Monks! So, now all is gone – Empire, Body, and Soul!.
– Henry VIII
We be informed by our judges that we at no time stand so highly in our estate royal as in the time of Parliament, wherein we as head and you as members are conjoined and knit together into one body politic, so as whatsoever offence or injury (during that time) is offered to the meanest member of the House is to be judged as done against our person and the whole Court of Parliament.
– Henry VIII
Hops are a wicked and pernicious weed.
– Henry VIII
You have sent me a Flanders mare.
– Henry VIII
I beseech you now with all my heart definitely to let me know your whole mind as to the love between us.
– Henry VIII
Pastime with good company
I love and shall, until I die.
Grudge who list, but none deny!
So God be pleased, thus live will I.
– Henry VIII
My heart is set.
All goodly sport
For my comfort
Who shall me let?
– Henry VIII