28 June 1491 – Henry VIII is born

| June 28, 2019

28 June 1491 – Henry VIII is born

On this day in Tudor history, 28th June 1491, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to her third child and second son at the Palace of Placentia (Greenwich Palace). The little boy was baptised “Henry” at the Church of the Observant Friars, Greenwich, by Richard Foxe, Bishop of Exeter and […]

28 June 1491 – Happy 526th Birthday Henry VIII!

| June 28, 2017

Yes, today is the 526th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s birth on 28th June 1491. Although he died at the age of 55, he is still remembered 526 years after his birth. I wonder what he’d think about that. He’s still an iconic figure, he’s still being featured on TV, in movies, in fiction, in […]

28 June 1491 – Birth of King Henry VIII

| June 28, 2016

28 June 1491 – Birth of King Henry VIII

On this day in history, 28th June 1491, King Henry VIII was born at Greenwich Palace. To celebrate his 525th birthday, I’m sharing an extract from my book Illustrated Kings and Queens of England on Henry VIII… Henry VIII (1491-1547) Rule: 1509-1547 Marriages: Catherine of Aragon (annulled), Anne Boleyn (executed for alleged treason), Jane Seymour […]

28 June 1491 – Birth of King Henry VIII at Greenwich

| June 28, 2015

28 June 1491 – Birth of King Henry VIII at Greenwich

Happy 524th birthday to King Henry VII! Yes, on this day in history, 28th June 1491, Henry VIII was born at Greenwich Palace. His parents, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, now had an heir and a spare, as well as a daughter (Margaret). Henry’s older brother Arthur died in 1501 and so it was […]

28 June 1491 – Birth of King Henry VIII

| June 28, 2013

28 June 1491 – Birth of King Henry VIII

On 28th June 1491, Henry VIII was born at the Palace of Placentia  (Greenwich Palace). He was the third child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, coming after Prince Arthur and Princess Margaret. He was baptised at Greenwich’s Church of the Observant Friars by Richard Foxe, Bishop of Exeter and Lord Privy Seal. As […]

28 June 1491 – Birth of Henry VIII

| June 28, 2012

28 June 1491 – Birth of Henry VIII

Happy 521st birthday to King Henry VIII! Yes, on this day in history, 28th June 1491, Elizabeth of York, consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to her third child and second son at Greenwich Palace. The baby boy was named after his father. Of course, they already had a Prince of Wales, their first […]