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Vivat Rex!

All About King Henry VIII

Shakespeare for Kids

Vivat Rex! is Latin for "Long live the king!" Crowds of people shouted this when Henry VIII became king of England at age 17.


Henry VIII was king from 1509 to 1547. He is one of England's most famous kings.


Click on the links below to learn more about Henry, his family, and his life as king.

Prince Henry and His Family
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School for Princes
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Being King
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Henry and His Wives
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