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Sampson Strong's portrait of Cardinal Wolsey at Christ Church (1610).

Sampson Strong's portrait of Cardinal Wolsey at Christ Church (1610).

Sir Thomas Wyatt.  I am related to this man.  Yep, a direct descendant of this poet who changed the English language.

Sir Thomas Wyatt. I am related to this man. Yep, a direct descendant of this poet who changed the English language.

The birth on this day 11rh February, 1466 of  Elizabeth Of York. Wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, She died, on her birthday in 1503 aged 37. In the children's nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence, Elizabeth is reportedly the Queen in the parlour, while her husband, with a reputation for his thrift, is the King counting out his money

The birth on this day 11rh February, 1466 of Elizabeth Of York. Wife of Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, She died, on her birthday in 1503 aged 37. In the children's nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence, Elizabeth is reportedly the Queen in the parlour, while her husband, with a reputation for his thrift, is the King counting out his money

On 21st April 1509, at 11pm, King Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, died at Richmond Palace. He had ruled for over twenty-three years, since defeating Richard III and his troops at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. Click here to read about his death. Henry VII’s death was kept secret for a …

On 21st April 1509, at 11pm, King Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, died at Richmond Palace. He had ruled for over twenty-three years, since defeating Richard III and his troops at the Battle of Bosworth in August 1485. Click here to read about his death. Henry VII’s death was kept secret for a …

Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, King Henry VII 1457–1509. Born to the 13-year-old Margaret Beaufort. His father, Edmund Tudor, died 3 months before his birth. Gained the throne when he defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. Married Richard's niece Elizabeth. Successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after ending the Wars of the Roses. Succeeded by his son, Henry…

Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, King Henry VII 1457–1509. Born to the 13-year-old Margaret Beaufort. His father, Edmund Tudor, died 3 months before his birth. Gained the throne when he defeated and killed Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. The last king of England to win his throne on the field of battle. Married Richard's niece Elizabeth. Successful in restoring the power and stability of the English monarchy after ending the Wars of the Roses. Succeeded by his son, Henry…

Wikipedia.org/***ANGELICAN-- Thomas Cranmer-- (1489-1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See.

Wikipedia.org/***ANGELICAN-- Thomas Cranmer-- (1489-1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and, for a short time, Mary I. He helped build the case for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which was one of the causes of the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See.

Thomas WOLSEY. Roman Catholic Cardinal. Thomas Cromwell's employer and Lord Chancellor to Henry the VIII until Henry wants a divorce to marry Ann Boleyn. Portrait of Thomas Wolsey (c.1475-1530) (oil on panel) (Oxford, magdalen College)

Thomas WOLSEY. Roman Catholic Cardinal. Thomas Cromwell's employer and Lord Chancellor to Henry the VIII until Henry wants a divorce to marry Ann Boleyn. Portrait of Thomas Wolsey (c.1475-1530) (oil on panel) (Oxford, magdalen College)

King James V of Scotland, son of Margaret Tudor, and Queen Marie de Guise, parents of Mary, Queen of Scots:

King James V of Scotland, son of Margaret Tudor, and Queen Marie de Guise, parents of Mary, Queen of Scots:

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