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Young Henry began his rule as a magnificent and chivalrous Renaissance prince who embodied every virtue. He had all the qualities to make a triumph of his kingship, yet we remember only the violence. Henry famously broke with the pope, founding the Church of England and launching a religious revolution that divided his kingdom. He beheaded two of his wives and cast aside two others. His reign is remembered as one of dangerous intrigue and bloodshed, yet the truth is far more complex. To his contemporaries, he was a great king, a legend in his own lifetime. And he left an extraordinary legacy - a modern Britain.