Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Birth and a Death of Two Tudor Kings

A portrait of King Henry VIII in old age. By a follower of Hans Holbein. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.

On this day in Tudor history in 1547, the King of England who had struck both awe and fear into the lives of his subjects for nearly 38 years, Henry VIII, died at Whitehall Palace. Rather poetically, on the very same day in 1457, his father, Henry Tudor, who eventually became Henry VII, had been born at Pembroke Castle.

Pembroke Castle in Wales, the birthplace of Henry VII. Picture shared for public use on Wikimedia Commons by the photographer, Deborah Tilley.

Read our article commemorating both events HERE.

And view the portrait discovered in Wiltshire that is being called the 'last portrait' of Henry VIII.