The Death of Henry VII and the Accession of Henry VIII

| April 21, 2011

The Death of Henry VII and the Accession of Henry VIII

Yes, on this day in history, 21st April 1509*, King Henry VII died at Richmond Palace. He had been ill on and off since the spring of 1507 when it was feared that he would die of a severe throat infection1. In February 1508 Starkey writes of how he suffered from an acute rheumatic fever […]

Henry VIII – Henry the Great?

| April 21, 2010

Henry VIII – Henry the Great?

On this day in history, on the 21st April 1509, Henry VII died and his son Henry VIII came to the throne. Henry VIII was not born to be king, in that he was the second son, but one could argue that he was definitely born to be king when you consider his character! Henry […]