Henry VIII and His Six Wives: A Guide to Historic Tudor Sites

By Peter Bramley

A specific guidebook to 150 surviving ancient websites linked to Henry VIII, his better halves, and his mistresses—battlefields, castles, monasteries, and churches

In his hunt for a male inheritor Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and purchased six other halves successively. of those, have been completed, a chilling first in English heritage. From those tumultuous occasions a stunning variety of old websites associated with the Tudors live to tell the tale, available now via this superbly illustrated ebook. The guidebook is prepared via quarter and covers England and a bit of Europe. With instructions to every website, in addition to complete information of the Tudor occasions and personalities associated with them, this guidebook will entice all who locate vacationing an ancient web site brings existence and colour to the research of history.

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INGATESTONE *** St Edmund and St Mary’s Church within the city centre, at the excessive road. A wonderful church with an impressive west tower in brick. among the chancel and south chapel lies a superb alabaster tomb chest commemorating Sir William Petre (c. 1505–72) and his moment spouse, Anne Browne (d. 1582). Sir William was once a tremendous determine within the executive of britain for greater than thirty years, being Secretary of nation lower than 4 monarchs from the mid-1530s till his retirement in 1566. He got here from particularly humble origins – his father used to be a farmer and tanner in Devon – yet attended Oxford college as a legal professional.

All of the extra cause to be disillusioned that the monument commemorating a huge English ancient determine, Thomas, Lord Audley of Walden (c. 1488–1544), now is living tucked away within the sacristy! Audley was once born at Earls Colne close to Colchester. He turned a barrister at center Temple and city clerk for Colchester, the place he's honored with a statue in town corridor at the north facet of the excessive highway. He was once Speaker of the Commons 1529–33 and Lord Chancellor 1533–44, hence presiding over probably the most vital laws glided by Parliament in its heritage.

As hereditary Lord nice Chamberlain from 1526, a principally ceremonial, yet vital, submit dealing with the Palace of Westminster, de Vere received to wait many of the nice occasions of the reign – he bore the crown at Anne Boleyn’s coronation; later, he served at the fee which attempted the queen; he attended the christening of Prince Edward in 1537 (he used to be stated to be the 1st Protestant Earl of Oxford); by way of the funeral of Jane Seymour. He was once within the King’s retinue on the reception for Anne of Cleves on Blackheath in early 1540.

It used to be inbuilt the Perpendicular variety by means of Sir Ralph Shelton and his heirs, from the overdue 15th century. There are tomb chests and family members trademarks within the chancel, yet our major curiosity is within the stained glass within the east window, a few of that is unique early 16th century. There are pix of Sir Ralph and his spouse Margaret Clere, and photographs in their son Sir John Shelton (d. 1539) and his spouse, girl Anne Boleyn (1475–1555), Queen Anne’s paternal aunt. Sir John definitely is buried during this church.

Jane herself in 1542, for her half within the downfall of Queen Katherine Howard. George was once extrovert, clever and fun-loving, and doubtless promiscuous, probably particularly varied from Jane’s personality. no matter what, the wedding doesn't appear to have labored – after 11 years there have been no young ones. George used to be additionally a number one evangelical, with his sister, Anne. Jane’s causes might have been non secular – her personal ideals aren't recognized, however it is kind of most probably she her father’s staunch Catholic perspectives.

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