Presentation on theme: "Henry VIII Born: 28 June 1491 Reigned: 1509 - 1547 Died: 28 January 1547."— Presentation transcript:
Henry VIII Born: 28 June 1491 Reigned: Died: 28 January 1547
Records at Hampton Court show that in a single year of Henry VIII's reign the kitchens dealt with 1,240 oxen, 8,200 sheep, 2300 dear, 7,60 calves,1,870 pigs,53 wild boar. No wonder he needed a winch to pull him upstairs to bed!
He speaks French, English, and Latin, and a little Italian, plays well on the lute and harpsichord, sings from book at sight, draws the bow with greater strength than any man in England, and jousts marvelously. Written by the Venetian ambassador to Henry's court.
It is said that he could use a bow and arrow better than any man in England. (Perhaps no other man dared to beat him).
Archery – using a bow and arrow
It is said that he owned 10 trombones, 14 trumpets, 5 bagpipes, 76 recorders and 78 flutes!
It is said that he owned 78 flutes!
Oh my heart – a poem by Henry VIII Oh my heart, and oh my heart, My hart it is so sore. Since I must from my love depart, And know no cause wherefore.
He composed many pieces of music, one was calledHelas MadameHelas Madame
He was famous for wrestling and loved hunting stags in the forests which still covered most of England. He played a game very like tennis.
His fingers were one mass of jewelled rings, and around his neck he wore a gold collar from which hung a diamond as big as a walnut
Hampton Court Palace
He was a terrible and cruel King. He executed (had killed) anyone who disagreed with him (including two of his wives!) By the time Henry died, everyone was completely terrified of him.