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24th October 1537 – Jane Seymour Dies

On the 24th October 1537, Queen Jane Seymour died. She was the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI, who she had given birth to not long before. Jane Seymour’s labour had been difficult and lasted two … Continue reading

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5th September 1548 – Catherine Parr Dies

On the morning of the 5th September 1548, Catherine Parr died at Sudeley Castle. It had been over a year since Henry VIII had died and left her Queen Dowager, and she had been married to Thomas Seymour for six … Continue reading

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25th August 1554 – Thomas Howard Dies

Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, died on the 25th August 1554 at Kenninghall. He was buried at St. Michael’s Church at Framlingham in Suffolk. Most people know Norfolk as the uncle of two of Henry VIII’s Queens, Anne Boleyn … Continue reading

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22nd August 1545 – Charles Brandon Dies

On the 22nd August 1545 Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at Guildford, Surrey. He was one of Henry VIII’s closest friends and, at one point, the husband of Mary Tudor, the King’s sister. Brandon had married Mary Tudor on … Continue reading

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22nd July 1536 – Henry Fitzroy Dies

On the 22nd July 1536 Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, died at St James’s Palace. He was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII and Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Blount and was just seventeen years old when he died. There is … Continue reading

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19th July 1543 – Mary Boleyn Dies

On the 19th July 1543, Mary Boleyn died. Mary was the sister of the late Anne Boleyn but much of her life is a mystery. We don’t know much about her (we even have to guess which sister was older). … Continue reading

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16th July 1557 – Anne of Cleves Dies

On the 16th July 1557, Anne of Cleves died at Chelsea Old Manor. She was the last of Henry VIII’s wives to die, outliving the King by ten years and even living to see Mary I’s coronation. When Anne’s health … Continue reading

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