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

The Tudors King Henry played by Johnathan Rhys Meyers

King Henry VIII of England portrayed by Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers --- The Tudors -- an Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst for Showtime cable.

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

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).

Portraits of 16th century ladies by Richard Burchett 1815–1875) at Palace of Westminster; Catherine Howard Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour / Portraits of century ladies by Richard Burchett at Palace of Westminster; Catherine Howard Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Mary of Guise, Queen of Scotland Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour

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. The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a direct descendant.

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.

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

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.

8 Gruelling Facts About King Henry VIII- London Dungeon by far my favorite place.

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Formerly called “Lady Jane Grey” Unknown Artist. The unfortunate Jane Grey was my ancestor. Her story would convince anyone it was perilous to take on a Tudor.

Queen Elizabeth I, the second daughter of King Henry VIII, was born in 1533 and died in 1603. Henry VIII was disappointed when Anne Boleyn birthed a daughter instead of a son to be heir to his throne. However,  Queen Elizabeth I would later be considered the greatest English ruler in history. Art, music, and literature flourished under her reign.  Click the image above to learn more.

Queen Elizabeth I, the second daughter of King Henry VIII, was born in 1533 and died in Henry VIII was disappointed when Anne Boleyn birthed a daughter instead of a son to be heir to his throne. However, Queen Elizabeth I would later be considered

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

Margaret Beaufort - Mother of King Henry VII, grandmother of King Henry VIII, great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth 1.  Plotted rebellion against King Edward IV & his wife the"White Queen," but Edward prevailed. Years later, after Edward died, his brother became King Richard III. Then Margaret's faction rose again & deposed Richard; thus her son was crowned King Henry VII. He married the White Queen's daughter Elizabeth for political alliance. Their union produced Henry VIII. ... SoniaSophia

Margaret Beaufort - Mother of King Henry VII, grandmother of King Henry VIII, great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth. Plotted rdaughter Elizabeth for political alliance. Their union produced Henry VIII.

Interesting article about the possibility of Henery VIII being Kell positive. There is a boon written about this that I am very interested in reading.

Was Henry VIII to blame for his wives’ miscarriages? Monarch had rare blood disease that also sent him mad

King Henry VIII was born on this day June, King of England and second son of Henry VII he married six times, beheaded two wives, broke away from the Catholic Church to form the Church of England.

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)

Page 1 of Anne Boleyn's Letter to King Henry VIII from the Tower of London, 6 May 1536.

Page 1 of Anne Boleyn's Letter to King Henry VIII from the Tower of London, 6 May 1536

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