28 June 1491 – Birth of Henry VIII

| June 28, 2011

28 June 1491 – Birth of Henry VIII

On this day in history, 28th June 1491, King Henry VIII was born. Happy 520th birthday, Henry! Whatever your opinion of him, our lives wouldn’t be the same if he’d never existed! To celebrate the birthday of this iconic monarch, who is tyrant to some and hero to others, we have a guest article from […]

The Birth of Henry VIII

| June 28, 2010

The Birth of Henry VIII

Happy 519th Birthday King Henry VIII! Yes, on this day in history, the 28th June 1491, King Henry VIII was born at Greenwich Palace.  He was Henry VII and Elizabeth of York’s third child and second son, the “spare” they needed in reserve in case anything happened to his older brother, Prince Arthur. And he […]