Henry VIII quotes

28 June 1491 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent.

28 January 1547.

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

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