Friday, September 23, 2016


From Royal History Palace:
Over the course of the Tudor period there were marriages and many births that occurred within the red bricks walls. In the summer of 1491 Elizabeth of York retired to her chambers and on the 28th of June that year she gave birth to her second son Prince Henry (later Henry VIII). Two of Henry VIII’s marriages took place in private in the Queen’s closet at Greenwich; the first to Katherine of Aragon on 11 June 1509 and his fourth to Anne of Cleves on 6th January 1540.

Both of Henry’s VIII’s daughters were born and christened at Greenwich. Catherine of Aragon’s daughter and only surviving child, Princess Mary was born on 18 February 1516, but perhaps the mot eagerly awaited birth took place on the afternoon of 7th September 1533. (Read more.)

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