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For most Americans, Henry VIII is remembered for his six wives. But during Henry’s reign — 1509-1547, the state took on a new, oppressive meaning, beheadings and burnings signaled frequent shifts in royal interests, monasteries were closed and priests and nuns turned out to beg for survival.

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