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Henry VIII, being such a complex character with a rather interesting life, has been summarised for the general population through school and drama. It is interesting therefore to discover the myths that have built up around him. One which I realised surprised people the most was the discovery that he was not buried in splendour and certainly not in Westminster Abbey. Read more about it in the article I have written for BBC history magazine online.


Henry VIII is buried where?! | History Extra

He’s the king who had six wives and tired of them like a child tires of toys, who rid himself (and the world) of anyone who disagreed with him, didn’t like the pope and was fat…. Well, not quite.

Until next time, take care!


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