According to contemporary sources from the reign of Henry VIII, the tomb was to be magnificent. Originally intended for Wolsey, Henry took the partially finished tomb as his own upon the Cardinal's demise. He, in true Henry fashion, placed his own spin on it. It was to be much grander than any other tomb of the period, including his father's at Westminster Abbey. A towering monument of stone, decorated with "fine Oriental stones" formed the main body of the monument.
|A drawing of what Henry's tomb probably would have looked like, via|
St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
However, upon Henry's death, he was buried in a vault beneath St. George's Chapel with Jane Seymour, his monument unfinished. The plan for the tomb had changed several times. The first plan was to involve Katherine of Aragon. Due to the end of his first marriage,
|An interior photo of the High Altar in St. George's Chapel,|
showing (what I believe to be) replicas of Henry VIII's
|A drawing of the vault beneath St. George's Chapel, showing|
the coffins of Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, Charles I, and
an infant of Queen Anne, from the 1813 discovery during William IV's reign.
|Horatio Nelson's Tomb, originally intended for Henry VIII.|
Source: Henry VIII's Tomb via the College of St. George.