Edward VI: the Boy King

Born on 12 Oct 1537, crowned on 19 Feb 1547, and dying on 6 July 1553, son of Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, Edward lived only fifteen years and eight months. He never ruled in his own right, but his godfather Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, did push through religious reforms with the boy-king’s approval.

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Henry VIII, Part 5: Personal Life, Death, and Conclusions

He was born on 28 June 1491 at Greenwich Palace. He succeeded to the throne on 21 Apr 1509, after the death of his father Henry VII. He was crowned 23 June 1509. He died at two o’clock in the morning, on 28 Jan 1547 at Whitehall, London. He was buried in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. His tomb was opened and his body was examined in 1813 …. Includes basic facts on his wives and children

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Henry VIII, Part 1: Divorce from Catherine of Aragon

This area has national, ecclesiastical, and international repercussions, but they still emerge from Henry’s personal desire for a divorce with popular Queen Catherine. Includes basic facts about her and Henry’s children.

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Richard III, King of England

This article is divided in two parts: (1) the basic facts about his life (2) and a discussion of his (possible) involvement in the death of his two nephews, the Princes in the Tower. The post is ideal for students of Shakespeare and Richard’s detractors and defenders.

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Edward V of England: Prince in the Tower

This article is a quick, uncluttered review of the basic facts. He succeeded to the throne when his father King Edward IV died in 1483, but he was never crowned. He reigned—not ruled—for only 77 days, until his uncle Richard usurped the throne.

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