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Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England. King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Richard III

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Main Entrance Of Hampton Court Palace in London

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The six wives of King Henry VIII back to life : Catherine Parr. Photography: Milena Murawska, model: Aleksandra Popowicz

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Camilla Christensen by Henrik Purienne for For Love & Lemons KNITZ Fall 2015

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Here we have a 'close stool' at Hampton Court Palace. Groom of the Stool was a high Court position Henry VIII bestowed upon a favored and close friend. The duties of a Groom of the Stool were to empty and clean the close stool, as well as cleaning and drying the Royal derrière. The best known of Henry's Grooms of the Stool was Sir Henry Norris, who was convicted of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn.

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King Henry VIII ~ Changed the course of England with his lust. ~ Henry VIII succeeded his father, Henry VII as the second Tudor monarch. Henry’s six wives & marriages were driven as much by a need for sons as infatuation. In order. his wives were Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard & Katherine Parr. Two ended by execution, & ultimately caused a break w/ Rome & Dissolution of Monasteries. Parliament proclaimed Henry head of the Church in England.

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Anne Boleyn signature More

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Anne Boleyn Topaz and pearl necklace

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John Fisher - (1460 - 1535) born at Beverley, Yorkshire - recognized as one of the leading theologians of Europe - St. John Fisher, a English Catholic scholastic, cardinal and martyr, was executed at the order of King Henry VIII during the English Reformation because of his refusal to accept the king as head of the Church of England. He also opposed the King Henry’s divorce proceedings against his wife Catherine and resisted the encroachment of Henry on the Church.

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