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

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

Iconic image of Henry VIII in confrontational stance leaving us in no doubt who is in charge! Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II amazing that during the war many relatives lived in rival countries

Henry II (1154-89) Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on 5th March, 1133.

Henry II Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on March, [my ancestor.

Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England, was crowned at Westminster Abbey, London, on this day 19th December 1154

Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England son of Geoffrey Plantagenet & Empress Mathilda, daughter of King Henry I & granddaughter of William the Conqueror.

American Duchess one of the BEST blogs for historical clothing info

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne Boleyn (beheaded); Jane Seymour (died); Anne of Cleves (divorced); Catherine Howard (beheaded); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

Henry VIII's break from Rome King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne of Cleves (divorced); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

elizabethanhistory:    The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir

The Childhood of Queen Elizabeth I was a difficult one. Elizabeth was born 7 September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. The child of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Her much awaited birth was a huge disappointed to King Henry who longed for a male heir.

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

This is the funeral effigy of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on  a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.

Excite and engage the audience with King Henry based facts in advance of London Dungeon’s move to Waterloo. SMACK created a photographic style fact file/infographic about the Terrible Tudor, seeded to create a buzz and designed for easy social sharing.

...unless your name is Catherine of Aragon.

It's kinda hard to top King Henry VIII in terms of relationship douchery.

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales (c. Hans Holbein (the Younger). Edward VI king of England and Ireland from 1547 to was King Henry VIII's only legitimate son; his mother, Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour, died 12 days after his birth.

According to legend, the Round Table which hangs in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle is the table around which King Arthur and his Knights met, and it has been famous for centuries for its associations with the legendary 'Once and Future King'. Although we now know that it originated many centuries later, the table’s mystique still remains.  It was probably created in about 1290.  In the early years of King Henry VIII’s reign the table was painted with the Tudor Rose at its center

WINCHESTER, UK - According to legend, the Round Table which hangs in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle is the table around which King Arthur and his Knights met. In the years of King Henry VIII’s reign the table was painted with the Tudor Rose

The Jewel Anne Boleyn sent to King Henry VIII depicting a woman on a ship in a storm tossed sea signifying that she was willing to brave the tempest with Henry and he was the diamond guiding the ship as her protector.

The Ship trinket Anne Boleyn sends Henry from "The Tudors" a show full of fabulour jewellry

Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry the seventh, mother to King Henry VIII

Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry the VII, mother to King Henry VIII (Elizabeth Plantagenet on Tree file)

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