2. Henry VIII (1491-1547) – King of England
Henry VIII : six marriages, was the key figure in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and in establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.
He was responsible for the beheading of his two wives and for the deaths of the great English humanists
Henry was given everything: a peaceful and happy childhood, unchallenged succession to the throne, good health, courage, charisma, energy, intelligence, terrific leaning abilities, a brilliant education, rare talent in poetry, music and dance.
Certain historians believe Henry VIII to be merely a victim of various court intrigues and political schemes against him. However, if we must look at him as “a victim” it would be more accurate to say that he was a victim of his own character i.e. his selfishness and a strong yet blind belief in his own infallibility.
Created: November 2008
Height: 29 cm (without a hat)
Material: artificial clay (air-hardening sculpting material), wire, fabric
Costume: three layers of clothing
© Text and visuals created by IRINA GORELKINA