So, today is an interesting day in Tudor history!


Edited Image of Henry VIII, Edward VI & Henry VII.
Edited Image of Henry VIII, Edward VI & Henry VII.

* Henry VII was born in 1457 and was the first monarch of the House of Tudor. He had 4 children – Arthur, Henry, Margaret and Mary.

* Henry VIII died in 1547. He is known for marrying six times, and beheading two of them, and breaking with Rome in order to get a divorce.

* Edward VI succeeded his father Henry VIII in 1547. He would only reign for 6 years and cut his half-sisters Mary and Elizabeth out of the succession.

Author: Helene Harrison

I have an MA in History, with a thesis entitled 'The Many Faces of Anne Boleyn: Perceptions in History, Literature and Film'. I have an interest in the Tudors and the Wars of the Roses along with my love of reading and literature.

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