28 January 1547 – Henry VIII dies and Edward VI becomes king

| January 28, 2018

The king is dead! Long live the king! Yes, on this day in history, Friday 28th January 1547, that iconic Tudor monarch, King Henry VIII died at Whitehall Palace at the age of fifty-five. He was succeeded by his nine-year-old son, Edward, who became King Edward VI. Henry VIII’s death was kept secret until 31st […]

28 January 1547 – The King is dead! Long live the King!

| January 28, 2016

28 January 1547 – The King is dead! Long live the King!

On Friday 28th January 1547 the fifty-five year-old King Henry VIII died at the Palace of Whitehall. His death was kept secret until 31st January, giving the King’s Council time to discuss what was going to happen regarding the accession of Henry VIII’s nine year-old son, Edward, who became King Edward VI. Chroniclers Edward Hall […]

28 January 1547 – The Death of Henry VIII and the Accession of Edward VI

| January 28, 2015

28 January 1547 – The Death of Henry VIII and the Accession of Edward VI

The King is dead! Long live the King! On this day in history, in the early hours of 28 January 1547, fifty-five year-old Henry VIII died at Whitehall Palace. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was at the King’s side when he died, although Henry had lost the power of speech by the time her arrived. Cranmer asked […]

28 January 1547 – Henry VIII Dies

| January 28, 2014

28 January 1547 – Henry VIII Dies

On 28th January 1547, the fify-five year old Henry VIII died at the Palace of Whitehall. He had been battling ill-health for a number of years, but his health had steadily declined in 1546 and by late December 1546 it was clear that the King was dying. The King’s Last Days When an ill Henry […]

28 January 1547 – Death of Henry VIII

| January 28, 2013

28 January 1547 – Death of Henry VIII

At Whitehall Palace, on 28th January 1547, in the early hours of the morning, a dying Henry VIII squeezed his Archbishop’s hand, giving him the only sign that he could that he trusted in God. He then lapsed into unconsciousness and died. He had reigned for over 37 years and was succeeded by his nine […]

The Death of Henry VIII

| August 13, 2009

Henry VIII died on 28th January 1547 and here experts discuss what Henry VIII actually died of.