He is credited with the invention of the anchor escapement for clocks, and also with the application of spiral springs to the balances of watches, together with the explanation of their action by the principle Ut tensio sic vis (1676).
They feared his ability and ambition; while he credited them with the design of poisoning him.
To the suzerainty of Scotland, is not to be credited, though his father may have been there.
Henry received a good education, of which in later life he was proud; he is credited with the saying that an unlettered king is only a crowned ass.
It is now hardly necessary to say that the grave charges brought against the monks are no longer credited by serious historians (Gasquet, Henry VIII.