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Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England, ca. 1544

Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47) | Italian, Milan or Brescia | The Met

Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England, ca. 1544

The tournament armor of King Henry VIII, with an "H" and "K" detailing along the edge of the tassets. The "H" refers to the king himself, and the "K" refers to Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Located in the Tower of London.

King Henry VIII armour

The armour belonging to Henry Tudor, exhibited at the Tower of London, England.

Prince Henry (1509 - 1547), Duke of York (later King Henry VIII). Second son of Henry VII. Henry succeeded to the throne because his elder brother Arthur died in 1502. His first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was Arthur's wife. The best known fact about Henry VIII is that he had six wives! Argued with the Pope and made himself the head of the new 'Church of England'.

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c. 1515: a young Henry VIII's jousting armor with intertwined Hs and Ks, Tower of London

Henry VIII's Jousting armor with intertwined Hs and Ks, Tower of London

Full view of Silvered and Engraved armour of Henry VIII c1515 This is the earliest of Henry?s surviving armours, dating from about 1515 when Henry VIII was a young man and only six years into his reign. The decoration on the armour commemorates the marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon. This suit of armour will be on display in the Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill exhibition at the Tower of London, running from 3 April 09 to 17 January 2010 © Royal Armouries Pic by Gary…

Coin of Henry VIII.

The Tudors | Connections | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Publications production manager Peter Antony revels in the drama running throughout the history of the Tudors.

Sudeley Castle, where Katherine Parr died.

Sudeley Castle and Gardens 10

Sudeley Castle and Gardens photo from www.soglos.com.

Ruins of Whitehall Palace ( King Henry VIII )

A list of King Henry VIII's Palaces & Royal Houses

A list of Henry VIII's royal palaces and houses adapted from Simon Thurley's map showing the distribution of royal houses in 1547.

Armour of King Henry VIII, ca 1520.

Royal Armouries | National museums of arms and armour

Royal Armouries is the United Kindom's national collection of arms and armour.

Armour of Henry VIII for the field and tilt. This armour was made in the Royal workshops at Greenwich under the direction of Erasmus Kyrkenar. The Royal workshops were founded by Henry VIII (1491-1547) in 1517. It was probably made for the jousts in celebration of the King's marriage to Anne of Cleves in January 1539/40.  - Royal Trust.

Erasmus Kyrkenar (c. 1495-1567) - Armour garniture of Henry VIII for the field and tilt

An armour garniture for the field and tilt consisting of a close helmet with integral gorget-plates and a fall (and originally also a falling buff), a gorget, a breastplate with skirt and tassets permanently attached, a backplate, a culet, complete legharness, asymmetrical pauldrons with removable haute-pieces, complete vambraces (the left one both for field and tilt), a grandguard, a pasguard and a manifer (the last three for the tilt).To allow for the Kings increasing girth, the backplate…

The  Armour of King Henry VIII, ca 1540.

Royal Armouries | National museums of arms and armour

Royal Armouries is the United Kindom's national collection of arms and armour.

Field and Tournament Armor of King Henry VIII

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King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and his own establishment as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Yet he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings, even after his excommunication from the Roman Catholic…

This sweet chestnut tree was reputedly planted to commemorate Prince Authur's proxy wedding with Katherine of Aragón  which occurred on Whit Sunday, 19 May 1499 at Tickenhall Manor in Bewdley, Worcestershire. Tickenhall Manor no longer exists but the tree which grew unchecked measures a  girth of 33 feet 8 inches and spreads over a quarter acre. One branch elbow touches the ground 44 feet from the tree base while another branch reaches 77 feet.

This sweet chestnut tree was reputedly planted to commemorate Prince Authur's proxy wedding with Katherine of Aragón which occurred on Whit Sunday, 19 May 1499 at Tickenhall Manor in Bewdley, Worcestershire. Tickenhall Manor no longer exists but the tree which grew unchecked measures a girth of 33 feet 8 inches and spreads over a quarter acre. One branch elbow touches the ground 44 feet from the tree base while another branch reaches 77 feet.