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.

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree. To complete Henry VIII family tree SOTW sheet for Ch. 34b. WEEK 28

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree. To complete Henry VIII family tree SOTW sheet for Ch. 34b. WEEK 28

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

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

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

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

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

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.

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!

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