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The answers from last week’s Tudor challenge – and 5 more for you

6. Henry VIII had six wives – and half of them were executed.  This is false.  He did have six wives – but only two were executed.  The sequence I learned at school went – divorced – beheaded – died – divorced – beheaded – survived.  The ladies in question were: Catherine of Aragon who […]

The end of Fenland Monasticism

Henry VIII inherited considerable wealth but, unlike his frugal father, Henry spent, flaunted and gambled with his money. His celebration of the peace agreement between France and England at the Field of Cloth of Gold, near Calais in 1520 is a perfect example of this. Keen to impress the French king, Francis I, Henry shipped […]