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April 21,1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

April 21,1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder), all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII - divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived

Henry VIII - divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived

Henry VIII left specific details about his monument for his tomb.  Times passed, and his stone coffin ended up in a vault under the floor of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.  Into that tomb, Jane Seymour’s remains were also placed.  When Charles I was beheaded by Cromwell, his body was hurriedly rushed to Windsor and placed in the same vault as Henry VIII.

Henry VIII left specific details about his monument for his tomb. Times passed, and his stone coffin ended up in a vault under the floor of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. Into that tomb, Jane Seymour’s remains were also placed. When Charles I was beheaded by Cromwell, his body was hurriedly rushed to Windsor and placed in the same vault as Henry VIII.

Henry VIII (1491–1547)  by Hans Holbein the younger  (studio of)

Henry VIII (1491–1547) by Hans Holbein the younger (studio of)

1st January 1511: In the early hours of the morning Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a son, Henry Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII. Tragically the little boy was to die only fifty two days later on February 22nd. How different Tudor history and England may have been if the little boy had lived.

1st January 1511: In the early hours of the morning Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a son, Henry Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII. Tragically the little boy was to die only fifty two days later on February 22nd. How different Tudor history and England may have been if the little boy had lived.

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII approximately 1540, noticeably bigger than that of in his early 20's. New research has shown that by the age of 45, Henry VII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections   Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1134222/King-size-Henry-VIIIs-armour-reveals-52in-girth--paid-terrible-price.html#ixzz3PbeoHV4P

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII approximately 1540, noticeably bigger than that of in his early 20's. New research has shown that by the age of 45, Henry VII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1134222/King-size-Henry-VIIIs-armour-reveals-52in-girth--paid-terrible-price.html#ixzz3PbeoHV4P

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

Eighteen year-old King Henry VIII after his crowning in 1509, around the date he composed Pastime with Good Company.

Eighteen year-old King Henry VIII after his crowning in 1509, around the date he composed Pastime with Good Company.

A travel mug that brings together all of Henry VIII’s wives. | 30 Gloriously Nerdy Presents That'll Delight History Buffs

30 Gloriously Nerdy Presents That'll Delight History Buffs

A travel mug that brings together all of Henry VIII’s wives. | 30 Gloriously Nerdy Presents That'll Delight History Buffs

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Jane Seymour's  (Queen of England, 3rd wife of King Henry VIII) wedding dress.  You can King Henry's wedding outfit too.

Jane Seymour's (Queen of England, 3rd wife of King Henry VIII) wedding dress. You can King Henry's wedding outfit too.

Edward VI, only surviving legitimate son of Henry VIII. This was the long sought after son that Henry VIII changed the course of history for. Edward's mother was Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour. She died two weeks after Edward's birth. Edward became king at the age of nine, and died at the age of sixteen.

Edward VI, only surviving legitimate son of Henry VIII. This was the long sought after son that Henry VIII changed the course of history for. Edward's mother was Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour. She died two weeks after Edward's birth. Edward became king at the age of nine, and died at the age of sixteen.