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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.

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 …

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.

Unknown woman, formerly known as Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury  by Unknown artist  oil on panel, circa 1535

Unknown woman, formerly known as Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury by Unknown artist oil on panel, circa 1535

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)

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, was an English nobleman and the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I from her first year on the throne until his death. She giving him reason to hope, he was a suitor for the Queen's hand for many years.  Born: June 24, 1532, London Died: September 4, 1588, Oxfordshire Spouse: Lettice Knollys (m. 1578–1588), Amy Robsart (m. 1550–1560) Children: Robert Dudley, Robert Dudley, Lord Denbigh

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, was an English nobleman and the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I from her first year on the throne until his death. She giving him reason to hope, he was a suitor for the Queen's hand for many years. Born: June 24, 1532, London Died: September 4, 1588, Oxfordshire Spouse: Lettice Knollys (m. 1578–1588), Amy Robsart (m. 1550–1560) Children: Robert Dudley, Robert Dudley, Lord Denbigh

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

Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII A robustez física (enchimento nas vestes…

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