Question: Was Henry Tudor ever King of England?

Was Henry VIII always meant to be king of England?

Although he would go on to become the most infamous monarch in English history, Henry was never actually supposed to be king. Only the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth, it was his elder brother, Arthur, who was first in line to the throne. … On Midsummer’s Day in 1509 a 17 year old was crowned king of England.

Why couldn’t Henry the 8th have a son?

One theory is that Henry suffered from McLeod Syndrome [a neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in boys and men and affects movement in many parts of the body], but the pattern of Katherine’s pregnancies doesn’t fit with that, or the fact that Elizabeth Blount bore him two children who grew to maturity.

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