King Henry VIII enacted Sumptuary Laws or Statutes of Apparel which were designed to keep the different classes separate. He wore Italian and French fashion clothes because they exhibited better taste and a greater amount of elegance.
Henry VIII got a divorce and remarried, but still wanted to be part of the church. So he split off and made his own church and made him the head of it, so that he would be able to marry Anne Boleyn and be part of the church. This made his whole wiki.answers.com