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Henry VIII (1491–1547)  by Hans Holbein the younger  (style of)    Date painted: c.1540  Oil on panel, 61 x 58 cm  Collection: Warwick Shire Hall

Henry VIII (1491–1547) by Hans Holbein the younger (style of) Date painted: c.1540 Oil on panel, 61 x 58 cm Collection: Warwick Shire Hall

Detail from Whitehall Palace showing the Banqueting House- In 1530, King Henry VIII acquired York Palace from Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Henry renamed it Whitehall Palace. The Palace replaced Westminster Palace as Henry's main London residence. In 1533, Henry married Anne secretly at the palace, and in 1536 married Jane Seymour. He died at the palace in January 1547. Much of the Tudor portion of the building was destroyed by fire in 1691.

Detail from Whitehall Palace showing the Banqueting House- In 1530, King Henry VIII acquired York Palace from Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Henry renamed it Whitehall Palace. The Palace replaced Westminster Palace as Henry's main London residence. In 1533, Henry married Anne secretly at the palace, and in 1536 married Jane Seymour. He died at the palace in January 1547. Much of the Tudor portion of the building was destroyed by fire in 1691.

Henry VIII's tapestries at Hampton Court palace. Tapestries were so expensive that one was worth the same amount as a warship like the Mary Rose. These are made using silver and gold threads.

Henry VIII's tapestries at Hampton Court palace. Tapestries were so expensive that one was worth the same amount as a warship like the Mary Rose. These are made using silver and gold threads.

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.

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.

A miniature portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547) – by a follower of Hans Holbein the Younger.

A miniature portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547) – by a follower of Hans Holbein the Younger.

1589 Lady Elizabeth Walshe by ? (York Museum - York UK)  "Elizabeth Stoner was a lady-in-waiting to each of Henry VIII of England's six wives, and was the 'Mother of the Maids', with responsibility for the conduct of the young maids-of-honour. She was the wife of the King's Sergeant-at-Arms, William Stoner. She is remembered as one of the gaolers of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife.

1589 Lady Elizabeth Walshe by ? (York Museum - York UK) "Elizabeth Stoner was a lady-in-waiting to each of Henry VIII of England's six wives, and was the 'Mother of the Maids', with responsibility for the conduct of the young maids-of-honour. She was the wife of the King's Sergeant-at-Arms, William Stoner. She is remembered as one of the gaolers of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife.

Hever Castle, Kent, England / 13th century moated castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505.

Hever Castle, Kent, England / 13th century moated castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505.

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