Henry VIII inherited the power after his older brother died. Therefore he always thought that having multiple heirs to the throne would allow his family to keep the Power
He marries Catherine of Aragon to create a connection between England and Spain. They have a daughter, Mary.
After Queen Catherine of Aragon couldn’t have more kids, Henry VII wanted to divorce her. He needed more heirs to the throne and she wasn’t able to give him that
I need heirs to the throne! And if you can't give them to me we can't be together.
Church Law didn’t permit divorces, so he went to head of the Church, Pope Clement VII to ask for this favor, but he refuses.
I need a divorce
and leave my beloved aunt helpless, homeless and out for social rejection? I don't think so
Nevertheless, he reached out to the Parliament and asked them to do so, but because they didn’t have the power they created a Church and made Henry the leader. Now with the power of the new, converted Protestant society, Henry could do as he pleased and he got the divorce.
Solve my divorce problem
We'll give you the Pope's power, don't worry
After his divorce, he marries Anne Boleyn and they have a daughter, Elizabeth. Then she’s accused of cheating on him with her brother so he executes her.
They're just rumors, people are jealous of what we have
You really cheated on me? With your brother?
He marries Jane Seymour eleven days later. She gives birth to the first male heir, Edward, but soon dies of postpartum complications.
My first heir to the throne! We must keep it going