16 February 1547 – Henry VIII is buried

| February 16, 2016

16 February 1547 – Henry VIII is buried

On 16th February 1547, King Henry VIII was buried in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, according to the instructions given in his will: “We are content, and also by these presentes our last will and testament do will and ordeyn, that our body be buryed and enterred in the Quere of our college of Windesour, […]

The Funeral of Henry VIII

| February 16, 2012

The Funeral of Henry VIII

On the 16th February 1547, Henry VIII’s body was interred in a vault in St George’s Chapel Windsor, alongside that of his third wife, Jane Seymour. Here is an eye witness account of the proceedings:- “16 strong Yeomen of the Guard took the coffin and with four strong linen towels, which they had for their […]