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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.

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from Mail Online

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 | Mail Online Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1134222/King-size-Henry-VIIIs-armour-reveals-52in-girth--paid-terrible-price.html#ixzz3CHTMbxPO

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All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

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Executed Queens: Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn ( /ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/);[3][4] c.1501[5] – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.[6] Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.

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King Henry VIII Costume. As Henry grew older his health suffered, contributing to his weight increasing dramatically, no longer the energetic man of his youth.

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The Jewel Anne Boleyn sent to King Henry VIII depicting a woman on a ship in a storm tossed sea signifying that she was willing to brave the tempest with Henry and he was the diamond guiding the ship as her protector.

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Anne Boleyn -married King Henry the Eighth in 1533. The marriage only lasted three years and she was beheaded in 1536 by a single swift stroke administered by an expert swordsman brought over from Calais rather than by the usual blunter method.

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Katherine Parr. Part of the images of the wives of Henry VIII, this shows the face and bodice of Katherine Parr in a gorgeous French hood and mid-century dress.

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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

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