King Henry VII (1485-1509). House of Tudor. 13th great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II. Reign: 23 yrs, 7 mos, 28 days. Successor: Son, Henry VIII. Historical events during reign: Christopher Columbus crosses the Atlantic; John Cabot discovers Newfoundland, Canada which he though was Asia and claimed it for England. Henry VII's daughter married James IV of Scotland giving James' descendants a claim to the English throne. Henry VII died at age 52.
When measured with the new growth chart, N.C. State basketball legend Tommy Burleson stands 1 mile, 7 feet, 2 inches tall, while 11-year-old UNC fan Bailey Bartlett reaches an impressive height of 1 mile, 4 feet, 11 inches. Photo by Jim Morton.