Monarch of the Week:
June 28, 1491
Greenwich Palace, Greenwich
January 28, 1547 at the age of 55
Palace of Whitehall, London
February 4, 1547
St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
Henry VII of England
Elizabeth of York
Catherine of Aragon (annulled)
Anne Boleyn (annulled)
Jane Seymour (widower)
Anne of Cleves (annulled)
Catherine Howard (annulled)
Catherine Parr (widow)
Prince Henry, Duke of Cornwall (died in infancy)
Mary I of England
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (illegitimate)
Elizabeth I of England
Edward VI of England
House of Tudor
Coat of Arms:
King of England, France and Ireland
Style Addressed as:
By the Grace of God, King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and of the Church of England and of Ireland in Earth Supreme Head
April 21, 1509-January 28, 1547
June 24, 1509
Henry at the age of 18 after his coronation.
Half-groat of Henry VIII
Henry’s Tonlet armour made in 1514
Henry’s armour made in 1544
Henry at the age of 34-35
Interesting & Random Facts:
-As the second son of England’s King, Henry was prepared for a life in the Church rather than the life of a king.
-Henry was the first King of England to be addressed as Your Majesty, a style which he copied from the French.
-Henry was the first King to have hot water piped into his castles.
-He aided in creating a new form of armour that had better articulation allowing the wearer more flexibility and accuracy.
-He often created his own medicines using wild ingredients such as pearls, sapphires, and poisonous plants. 30 of The King’s Own Remedies still exist in a book under the same name written in the King’s own hand. The book is kept in the British library.
Since today is my birthday, I though that I would celebrate by hosting a giveaway.
The Royals Book
Giveaway is open Worldwide and consists of the following:
1 large Parisian storage box
1 box of assorted tea from the Boston tea co.
1 cup and saucer
1 Paris book marker
1 copy of The Royals by Leslie Carroll
1 copy of Elizabeth I, Virgin Queen by Philippa Jones
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