24 December 1545 – Henry VIII’s Last Words to Parliament

Posted By on December 24, 2015

Henry VIII Lucas Horenbout On 24th December 1545, just over a year and a month before his death, King Henry VIII made his final speech to Parliament. Historian Robert Hutchinson describes it as “both measured and compelling”, and writes of how Henry wanted “to impart a stern message” to all of his subjects.

Lord Chancellor Thomas Wriothesley would normally have given the address, but Wriothesley was unpopular at this time and the King wanted to address Parliament instead.

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2 thoughts on “24 December 1545 – Henry VIII’s Last Words to Parliament”

  1. Christine says:

    How auguste he looks in his portrait, he must have been truly terrifying to behold, just wanted to say have a great xmas and new year Claire, love Christine xx

  2. Dawn 1st says:

    A Merry Christmas to everyone where ever you are

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