5. Henry VIII
By Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger 1497/8 (German) Details of artist on Google Art Project – eAHC0d0WiemXSA at Google Cultural Institute Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21878559
Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491, and he reigned from 1509 until he died in January of 1547.
He was the second Tudor monarch, but this ruler is best known for his six wives, two of whom he had beheaded.
He also separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, mostly over a disagreement he had with the pope regarding his first marriage.
Henry VIII tended to use threats of treason charges to maintain power, and was a strong, charismatic ruler.