Henry won the throne when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle.
Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church.
Edward's reign was marked by economic problems and social unrest that, in 1549, erupted into riot and rebellion.
She was the only surviving child born of the ill-fated marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
Elizabeth set out to rule by good counsel and she depended heavily on a group of trusted advisers led by William Cecil, Baron Burghley.