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26 December 1546 – Henry VIII changes his will

| December 26, 2015

26 December 1546 – Henry VIII changes his will

On this day in history, 30th December 1546, a rather poorly Henry VIII signed his last will and testament, authorising some changes made to the earlier 1544 document on the 26th December. These changes were made to ensure successful transfer of royal authority to his son, the future Edward VI, and to prepare for Edward […]

30 December 1546 – Henry VIII Signs His Last Will and Testament

| December 30, 2013

30 December 1546 – Henry VIII Signs His Last Will and Testament

On 30th December 1546, Henry VIII signed his last will and testament, authorising changes he’d instructed William Paget to make on his behalf on 26th December 1546. These changes were made to ensure successful transfer of royal authority to his son, the future Edward VI, and to prepare for Edward reigning during his minority. The […]

Henry VIII Changes His Will – 30 December 1546

| December 30, 2011

Henry VIII Changes His Will – 30 December 1546

On this day in history, 30th December 1546, a rather unwell Henry VIII signed his last will and testament, authorising some changes made to the earlier 1544 document on the 26th December. According to historian Eric Ives, the changes were made to ensure successful transfer of royal authority to his son Edward “and to provide […]

Henry VIII’s Will

| December 30, 2010

Henry VIII’s Will

On this day in history, 30th December 1546, Henry VIII signed his last will and testament, authorising changes he’d instructed William Paget to make on his behalf on 26th December 1546. You can read his full will in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 21 Part 2: September 1546-January 1547, but here […]

Henry VIII’s Death, Will and Legacy

| February 1, 2010

Henry VIII’s Death, Will and Legacy

I didn’t manage to post on the anniversary of Henry VIII’s death, due to no electricity and internet, so please forgive this late post. On the 28th January 1547, Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland, died at the Palace of Whitehall at the age of 55. He was buried next to his “true wife”, […]