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Guide by FanNoOne111 posted over a year ago
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When the future Edward VI was born in 1537 there was much rejoicing – for his father King Henry VIII, the birth of a son was especially important. The joy at the birth was of course overshadowed by tragedy because it was to lead to the death of the mother of the child, Jane Seymour.

Jane’s pregnancy was announced in February 1537 and she experienced a trouble free pregnancy up to the time thatshe went into labour. The birth of the child however was long and difficult, taking two days and three nights to be delivered. The baby was eventually delivered at around two o’clock on the morning of the 12th October. As this is the eve of the Feast day of Edward the Confessor the baby was named after this Saint.

Jane was able to sit and greet guests priorto the christening on the 15th October at Hampton Court but two days later her health had seriously deteriorated and she was given the last rites. By the 24th of October, Jane was dead.
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Guide by FanNoOne111 posted over a year ago
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In 1545, the Duke passed away at Guildford. He died at the ripe old age (for that time period) of 61 years old, after an extremely successful and fulfilling life. In fact, throughout his life and up until his death, Suffolk was known as "a second king," because of his close friendship with Henry VIII and his great influence over the politics of the English monarchy.

After a life of sporting, flirting, and practicing politics at court, the Duke settled nicely into his third and final marriage to Catherine Willoughby - (he had previously been married to Anne Browne and Princess Mary Tudor, the King's sister).His final years were spent with Catherine and were reportedly quite happy. His wild years were long gone and he was now an elderly and very wealthy man. So when he passed away quietly and somewhat unexpectedly on 22 August 1545, no one was really surprised, though his death certainly hit the elderly King Henry VIII hard - and he would die himself only abouta year and a half later .Although Suffolk had requested a quiet funeral in his will, Henry would not have that. For a man who acted as a second king and held the love of the king more so than anyone else, he would...
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Guide by FanNoOne111 posted over a year ago
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Henry VIII of England
Read to find about the SIX WIVES of Henry the 8th.





1. Katherine of Aragon - Divorced



The first of Henry VIII's six wives,Katherine of Aragon(1485-1536) was a Spanish princess who was married to Henry for 18 years before he began divorce proceedings in his desperation to re-marry and produce a male heir. Katherine had been pregnant six times but only one daughter, Princess Mary, laterMary I, had survived. Dying in 1536, Katherine wrote to Henry: 'Lastly, I make this vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things. Farewell.'

2. Anne Boleyn - Beheaded



The second of Henry VIII's six wives, Anne Boleyn (c1501-1536) was married to the King for only three years from 1533-1536. Instead of the sought after male heir, Anne was pregnant with another princess, Elizabeth (laterElizabeth I). Anne was supported by religious reformers but was also hated by many at court. After a miscarriage, her fate was sealed and she was arrested (and later executed at the Tower of London) for adultery and incest.
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Guide by FanNoOne111 posted over a year ago
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Portrait of Anne Boleyn.
>Who was Anne Boleyn?
> Where she belong to?
> How She Married Henry VIII?
> How She Died?
> Or Anyother Question?

Go Through this timeline to find every known fact in a short glimpse.


1501 (or possibly 1507): The birth

Anne is born at Blickling, Norfolk, to Thomas Boleyn and his wife, Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Howard, later second Duke of Norfolk). Historians debate whether Anne was born in 1501 or 1507; the former is more plausible.

1513: The first post

Anne is appointed a maid-of-honour at the court of Margaret, archduchess of Austria; she later leaves to serve Mary, queen of France, wife of Louis XII (and Henry VIII’s sister). After Louis’ death, Anne remains at the court of the new French queen, Claude, for seven years.

1521: The repatriation

Anne is recalled to England by her father.

1 March 1522: The court appearance
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List by AcidBanter posted over a year ago
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Article by timeandfate posted over a year ago
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Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset

Born Anne Stanhope (c. 1497) to Sir Edward Stanhope of Sudbury and Elizabeth Bourchier, Anne was through her mother a direct descendant of Thomas of Woodstock, the youngest son of King Edward III of England and his wife, Queen Philippa of Hainault. Anne’s father had been married once before, so Anne had two older half-brothers – Richard Stanhope and Sir Michael Stanhope. The latter was selected for the governorship of Hull, was knighted, and made Shelford Priory his residence.


In 1511 Anne came as a maid of honour to Queen Catherine, and in 1529 Edward Seymour (the brother of Queen Jane, yes) noticed her and fell in love with her. They were married in 1535 (Anne being his second wife, his first, Catherine, had led an affair with his father, woah!)As Jane became queen a year after Anne married her brother, Edward was elevated to Viscount Beauchamp, and shortly thereafter elevated again to earl, becoming the first Earl of Hertford. Ten years later, in 1547, he was elevated to Duke of Somerset, thus making Anne Duchess of Somerset.
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Opinion by nimmy70 posted over a year ago
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When you think of Princess Mary you think of Bloody Mary that was the despised queen before Elizabeth. They hated her for her persecuations of protestants, her marriage to Phillip of Spain.

But I think if her background was filled with love, support, and guidance from her parents on how to be a fair and just ruler, i feel that she would have outshined elizabeth as her heir.

Before the "concubine" she was loved, adored heir,her life was easy and her stress level was probably pretty low. But after anne came on the scene that all changed she was torn from her mother and qoverness, her allowance was cut to poverty levels, she was kept as a virtual prisoner in any palace she was in and could not communicate with anybody, her beloved mass was being consitently threatened to be withdrawn from her, and most of all she was threatened with death daily if she did not sign the letter recognizing her father as the head of church and elizabeth and herself as a bastard and the lady mary instead of the princess of wales.
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Opinion by WritersMelody posted over a year ago
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So far The Tudors has done a good job of characterizing Henry VIII and the people around him. The many anachronisms are to be expected, unfortunately. I am very excited to see how far this show goes and what this new season holds.

That being said, there are some characters I am hoping to see very much.

1) Jane Seymour- she's been around for a while, as long as Anne I believe, and it'd be interesting to watch her throughout the tumultous marriage of Henry and Anne.

2) her brothers- they become important figures later...

3) (more of) Jane Parker and George Boleyn- need I say more?

4) William Stafford- since Mary was married before the beginning of her affair with the king or during and since it seens to have ended, it stands to reason that she would sooner or later end up with Lord Stafford, popularly believed to be a love match. He wouldn't have a big part to play but showing them leaving court or being banished could set the stage for her survival as the only Boleyn child...
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