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ENGL AN D.
Written in FRENCH by
M. RAPIN de THOYRAS.
Transated into ENGLISH, with additional Notes, by
N. TIND A L, M. A.
Chaplain of the Royal Hospital at GREENWICH.
Maps, GENEALOGICAL TABLES, and the Heads
and MONUMENTS of the Kings.
The FIFTH EDITION, corrected.
Printed, by Assignment from Mr. KNAPTON, for
HAN, J. RIVINGTON, J. WARD, R. BALDWIN, W.
E N G L A N D.
seven years and nine months.
20. Henry VIII.
ENRY VIII. son and successor of Henry VII. Henry VIII. came to the crown at the age of eighteen years, 1509. wanting a few months a. The lord Herbert, his
historian, says, the king his father designed him at first for the archbishoprick of Canterbury, because, having an elder son, there was no likelihood that Henry would ascend the throne. And therefore, continues he, care was His educa. taken to instruct him in all the parts of learning necessary tion. for a prince that was one day to be a churchman. He would have spoken more justly, if he had only said, that Henry VII. had such a design when he first put him upon his studies. But as the young prince was become his heir apparent at the age of eleven years, it could not be with the same view, that he caused him to pursue the study of such parts of learning as were proper for a clergyman. It is more likely therefore, that the king his father kept him to his studies, for fear his active and fiery spirit should carry him
* He was born June 28, 1491, and came to the crown April 22, 1509.