British History Tours​

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Henry VIII - Duke of York and Father of the Royal Navy

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  • Henry VIII is arguably the most notorious king in English history. This guide encourages you to get to know the man behind the carefully managed image by looking into his early life as Duke of York, the second son of Henry VII.


  • Discover Henry's formative role as founder of the Royal Navy through the tragic story of the Mary Rose.


  • Includes discounts at Mary Rose Museum Shop and Spinnaker Tower.


  • Featured locations: Ludlow Castle, St Laurence's Church, Eltham Palace, Worcester Cathedral, Mary Rose Museum, Southsea Castle and Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth.

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