Now here's a tip for all of you history enthusiasts. Remember, in English history the answer to any question is more often than not Henry VIII.
Just answer Henry VIII and the chances are you are right. Here are some examples:
Name a popular English King - Henry VIII
Who broke away from the Catholic Church - Henry VIII
Who had his wives killed - Henry VIII
Name a song by Herman's Hermits - I'm Henry VIII I am
What is the capital of England - Henry VIII
Name three ways to cook a potato - Henry VIII, Henry VIII and Henry VIII
Every question you are likely to be asked about English history, geography, politics, economics, and any other subject the answer is likely to be Henry VIII
Did you know that during Henry VIII's reign there was a grain famine. He told his people to kill vermin that eat grains like mice, rats, and such like and he will pay them money if they handed the dead creature to the Local Authorities. Amongst the creatures on the list was the kite; a bird of prey. Someone pointed to him that the kite eats mice and birds, not grain. So in a way he was contributing to the war against vermin. Why put him on the list of creatures to be hunted? King Henry VIII reminded the people as to who was King, and the kite remained on the list.
Also, did you know that Henry VIII was short-sighted? His helmet had glass spectacles fitted to them so he could see better. The Tudors were far more advanced than we gave them credit for.
In Henry VIII's time football was a favourite pastime played between two villages. The ball was a pig's bladder and they started the game at a mid-point between two villages several miles apart. The idea was to get the ball into your village. The whole village population would play and there were no rules or referee. Anything goes. Just fight everyone else and get the ball to your village. Many people got injured and hurt. In 1540 Henry VIII banned the game because he needed soldiers for his army and too many people were getting injured and maimed playing football.
Henry VIII is best remembered as having many wives. Do you know how many? The video below will explain it all.