8 August 1553 – Edward VI’s funeral

| August 8, 2018

On this day in history, 8th August 1553, fifteen-year-old King Edward VI was laid to rest at Westminster Abbey. The boy-king was buried in a white marble vault beneath the altar of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel and his grave was left unmarked until a memorial stone was placed in front of the altar in 1966. […]

8 August 1553 – Edward VI’s funeral

| August 8, 2016

8 August 1553 – Edward VI’s funeral

On 8th August 1553, King Edward VI’s remains were interred in a white marble vault beneath the altar of his grandfather Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Edward had died on 6th July 1553 at the age of fifteen – click here to read more about his death. Edward’s grave was unmarked until a memorial […]