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Henry VIII & his father, Henry VII, c.1536-37; by Hans Holbein the Younger http://www.marileecody.com/henrys.jpg

Full image of Jasper Tudor, Henry VIII's great uncle. When Edward IV took the throne from Henry VI, (who was Jasper and Edmund's half brother & had declared his brothers legitimate), Edward immediately declared Jasper illegitimate (Edmund being dead by this time) & fearful that Jasper would claim the throne and put Henry VII, his nephew, as heir apparent, ordered them killed. Jasper and Henry VII went into exile abroad until Henry came back to defeat Edward's brother, Richard III, at…

Henry VIII became King of England, on this day 21st April, 1509 on the death of his father Henry VII

Astonishing portrait of the future Henry VIII at 11 found in Aberystwyth

A portrait of the young Henry VIII found at the National Library of Wales. Henry is shown as an 11 year old boy weeping over his mothers death bed.

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Anne of Cleves - 4th wife of King Henry VII - Reigned January to July of 1540 - Divorced - Died a natural death 1557