King Henry VIII
King Henry VIII
Shay Carl as King Henry VIII
Character information
Birth name Henry Tudor
Nickname(s) King Henry VIII
Henry VIII of England
Old Coppernose
Born June 28, 1491
Greenwich, England
Died January 28, 1547 (aged 55)
London, England
Physical description
Hair Chestnut
Eyes Brown
Based on
King Henry VIII Based On
Rap battle information
Appeared in King Henry VIII vs Hillary Clinton
Vs Hillary Clinton (planned)
Release date Scrapped
Votes on website N/A
Location(s) N/A
Cameo appearance
King Henry VIII Cameo
Cameo information
Appeared in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD
During The Season 2 preview
Location(s) A light blue and white background
I'm Henry the Eighth, king of England, Ireland, and Wales!
— King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII was set to battle Hillary Clinton in King Henry VIII vs Hillary Clinton. However, the Epic Rap Battles of History crew did not like the way the original audio turned out, and therefore wanted to redo it, but ultimately were unable to finish it. He was going to be portrayed by Shay Carl.

Information on the rapper

King Henry VIII was born on June 28th, 1491, in Greenwich, England, under the name Henry Tudor. He was the King of England, and later, King of Ireland. He is also known for his role in separating the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church and for having six wives, two of which he ordered beheaded because they would not bear him a son.

Henry VIII initially succeeded his father and took his place upon the throne several years after the death of his brother, Arthur. He played a critical role in the English Reformation, turning his country into a Protestant nation.

Following his death at the age of 55 on January 28th, 1547, in London, England, Henry VIII was succeeded by his only surviving son, Edward, who inherited the throne, becoming King Edward VI. In the years to come, a play based on his life titled Henry VIII was co-written by English playwrights William Shakespeare and John Fletcher.


[Note: King Henry VIII is in orange, while Hillary Clinton is in regular text.]

Verse 1:

I'm Henry the Eighth, king of England, Ireland, and Wales!

You are a presidential candidate in a pantsuit who fails!

Girls don't belong in politics, too much stress!

You should stay at home and wash the stains out of another lady's dress!

I tend to have separation issues with women.

It's like their heads are the Pope, and their necks the Church of England!

Madam Secretary, hold my calls! I'm off for a walk

'Cause no one's beat you this bad since a swarthy man named Barack!

Verse 2:

I'm big because I'm God's appointed vessel!

The only way you could beat me is if maybe we wrestled!

I mean, come on! Is it any wonder why you can't keep your man at home?

The only thing getting blown is Bill's saxophone!

During Hillary Clinton's second verse:

I'm more powerful than Oprah! And more handsome than Ellen!


  • Henry VIII was originally going to appear in Season 2, as shown in the preview at the end of Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD.
    • This never ended up happening, but the crew planned to redo his battle at some point, which Nice Peter has announced on the ERB Forums. It is unknown when or if the battle will be released, as Peter stated on a Monday Show, "He is a touchy subject around here."
    • He is the only cameo at the end of Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD to not appear in a battle afterwards.
  • If he had not been scrapped, he would have been the first male to rap against a female. This title was given to Adam instead.