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Henry VIII
Henry VIII
Species: Human
Place of origin: Greenwich, England
Spouses: Anne Boleyn, Amy Pond
Children: Mary I, Elizabeth I, Edward VI
In-laws: Philip II, Eleventh Doctor
First seen in: God Send Me Well to Keep
Other appearances:
Main actor: Stephen Blything
Main voice actor: Paul Shearer
Henry VIII was a Tudor King of England. All three of his legitimised children succeeded him as the English monarch: Edward VI, Mary I (who deposed Jane Grey) and Elizabeth I, but he had no grandchildren. [source needed]

The Seventh Doctor claimed to have helped the Tudors with their problems with aphids. He maintained that Henry might have written "Greenfly" instead of "Greensleeves" if it hadn't been for him. (PROSE: Tragedy Day)

Before he met Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, the First Doctor once argued with Henry VIII, so Henry threw a parson's nose at him. The Doctor threw it back. This argument was actually intentional of the Doctor, so he would be sentenced to the Tower of London, where the TARDIS was located. (TV: "Strangers in Space")

The Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown visited the court of Henry VIII on 4 May 1536 (AUDIO: Recorded Time), as did the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa in December 1539. (PROSE: God Send Me Well to Keep) The Doctor received six wedding invitations from Henry VIII. (COMIC: The Gift)

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Henry VIII with Lord Volta. (PROSE: The Tudor Engagement)

In 1544 Henry VIII employed a 22nd century time travelling thief named Lord Volta to steal riches from the future for him, not realizing futuristic money would be useless in his own time. He met Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax when they followed Volta through a time portal and landed in his court. He was entranced with Vastra's scales and proposed to her, but when she declined and Strax offered himself in exchange, Henry VIII became enraged and ordered Strax beheaded. (PROSE: The Tudor Engagement)

However, the Seventh Doctor later claimed that he had never met him. (PROSE: Tragedy Day)

The Eighth Doctor claimed that Henry VIII had mistaken him for a jester. (AUDIO: Terror Firma)

The Tenth Doctor later mentioned having dinner with him. (PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon)

Rory Williams accidentally dropped a mobile phone charger in one of Henry's en suites. (TV: A Town Called Mercy) While on a side-trip in the TARDIS on her wedding anniversary to Rory Williams, Amy Pond accidentally married Henry. (TV: The Power of Three)

The Second Doctor and Polly counted the six wives of Henry VIII using the rhyme "divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived", (PROSE: The Roundheads) apparently unaware of his marriage to Amy.

At the time of the Reformation King Henry VIII declared himself as the head of the English church. Under his daughter Elizabeth I, priest and followers of the Catholic Church found themselves being persecuted. However the Catholics built secret rooms and passages in their houses so that the priests could hold their services in secret and escape. That was why the St Agnes Abbey also had some secret passages. (PROSE: Eye of the Gorgon)

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