Edward VI

  Born: 12th October 1537, Hampton Court Palace Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour Reigned: 1547- 1553 Died: 6th July 1553, Greenwich Palace Buried: 8th August 1553, Westminster Abbey The only legitimate son of Henry VIII, Edward automatically became his rightful heir from birth.  His life began tragically with his mother, Jane Seymour's death... Continue Reading →

Mary I

    Born: 18th February 1516, Palace of Placentia, Greenwich Daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon Married: Philip of Spain, 1554 Reigned: July 1553 - November 1558 Died:17th November 1558, St James's Palace Buried: 14th December 1558, Westminster Abbey Mary I, Mary Tudor or 'Bloody Mary'; this Queen is world renowned. Much of... Continue Reading →

Margaret Beaufort

Born: 31st May 1443 Died: 29th June 1509 Margaret was the daughter and heir of John Beaufort 1st Duke of Somerset and great-granddaughter of John of Gaunt a son of Edward III. As a child of nobility she was like many girls of her time, used politically and for advantageous marriages. During her life, Margaret would... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Henry VIII

Born: 28th June 1491, Greenwich Palace Son of Henry Tudor (Henry VII) and Elizabeth of York Married: 1) Katherine of Aragon, 1509 - 1533, 2) Anne Boleyn, 1533 - 1536, 3) Jane Seymour, 1536 - 1537, 4) Anne of Cleves, 1540, 5) Catherine Howard, 1540 - 1542, 6) Katherine Parr, 1543 - 1547. Died: 28th... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Katherine Parr

  Born: 1512, Blackfriars Daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green Married: 1) Sir Edward Burgh, 1529 - d. 1533, 2) John Neville, 1534 - d. 1543, 3) Henry VIII, 1543 - d. 1547,  4) Thomas Seymour, 1547 - 1548 (her death) Died: 5th September 1548, Sudeley Castle The final wife of Henry VIII and the... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Anne of Cleves

Born: 22nd September 1515, Holy Roman Empire Daughter of John III, Duke of Cleves and Maria of Jülich- Berg Married: Henry VIII of England, 6th January 1540 - 9th July 1540 (annulled) Died: 16th July 1557 Anne of Cleves is the wife of Henry who has intrigued me the most. The three wives before her... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Jane Seymour

  Born: 1508, possibly Wolf Hall Daughter of Sir John Seymour and Margery Wentworth Married: Henry VIII 30th May 1536 - October 1537 (Her death) Died: 24th October 1537, Hampton Court Palace Jane Seymour has often been perceived as the favourite Queen of Henry VIII. After all she provided the King with his much desired... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Anne Boleyn

Born: July 1501, Blickling Hall Norfolk. Daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard Married: Henry VIII, 1533 until her death in 1536 Died: 19th May 1536 Tower Hill Contemporary accounts of Anne Boleyn’s childhood have not be retained and historians have debated over many aspects of her early life including her birthday, location of birth... Continue Reading →

Tudor Series: Katherine of Aragon

  Born: 16th December 1485, Castile Daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Married: 1st Arthur, Prince of Wales (1501-1502), 2nd Henry VIII (m 1509 annulled 1533) Died: 7th January 1536, Kimbolton Castle The first wife of Henry VIII. Katherine was brought to England as a bride for Henry's elder brother Arthur in... Continue Reading →

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