Henry VIII takes the title King of Ireland (36 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Henry VIII takes the title of King of Ireland, replacing the previous title 'Lord'. This created a personal union of the two crowns, ensuring that whoever was sovereign of England would also be monarch in Ireland.

Citation:
Editors. "Henry VIII takes the title King of Ireland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14663, accessed 05 December 2016.]