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The old king, Jerrod, passed away when his son and heir Orion was barely ten, leaving his daughter Sabina as Queen Regent

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Cynric-King of Wessex-son of Cerdic~King from 534-560. During his reign it is said that he captured Old Sarum and that in 556 he and his son Ceawlin won a battle against the Britons at Beranburh (Barbury Castle).

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On this day 11th June, 1509, seventeen year old King Henry VIII married twenty three year old Catherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur's widow, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace

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'Ask the Green Man where he comes from, Ask the cup that fills with red, Ask the old grey standing stone who shows the Sun his way to bed.' (Ian Anderson)

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Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's younger sister, is not to be confused with Mary Tudor, Henry's daughter, who is known as Bloody Mary. Henry's sister was first married to Louis XII of France, much against her will. She was 19 at the time; Louis was 52. He only lived for 3 months after the wedding -- Mary then secretly married Charles Brandon, the Earl of Suffolk -- a close friend of Henry VIII's.

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from the Guardian

Did Holbein engineer a royal wedding?

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in 1533,King Henry VIII's newborn daughter by Queen Anne Boleyn,Princess Elizabeth,was christened at Greenwich Palace in the Chapel of Observant Friars.This was a lavish ceremony,planned by King Henry and the rest of the palace,although he did not attend the christening.Elizabeth, only three days old at the time,was processed down a long green carpet from the Great Hall in the palace to the Chapel.She was flanked by her Godparents,Thomas Cranmer and the Duchess of Norfolk...

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