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King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Iconic image of Henry VIII in confrontational stance leaving us in no doubt who is in charge! Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. This my favourite portrait of the king. I love going into the gallery, sitting and just looking at it.

Henry VIII June 1491 – 28 January was king of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was lord, and later king, of Ireland, as well as continuing the nominal claim by the English monarchs to the Kingdom of France.

Katherine Parr, Sixth Wife of King Henry VIII... Actually can trace our family back to a cousin of hers!

Formerly called Lady Jane Grey Unknown Artist. The unfortunate Jane Grey was my ancestor. Her story would convince anyone it was perilous to take on a Tudor.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder)

This is the death mask of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to 1509. It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

This is the funeral effigy of England's King Henry VII (the father of King Henry VIII), who was the first Tudor monarch and reigned from 1485 to It is said to be the finest death mask in existence. It's also unusual in that his eyes are open.

The joint tomb of the founders of the Tudor dynasty: Henry VII & Elizabeth of York Tomb. Westminster Abbey.

Henry VII & Elizabeth of York Tomb: Westminster Abbey. Very calm and quiet while walking around the tombs in Westminster.

A Clickable Tudor Family Tree! Have fun untangling the webbing and discovering connections!

[Henry VIII's break from Rome] A Clickable Tudor Family Tree! Have fun untangling the webbing and discovering connections!

Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England, was crowned at Westminster Abbey, London, on this day 19th December 1154

Henry II, first Plantaganet King of England son of Geoffrey Plantagenet & Empress Mathilda, daughter of King Henry I & granddaughter of William the Conqueror.

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II amazing that during the war many relatives lived in rival countries

This armour is the greatest of the Greenwich garnitures made for King Henry VIII.

This armour is the greatest of the Greenwich garnitures made for King Henry VIII.

King Henry VIII Opera Costume

Theatre costume

I like the badass heaviness of this costume and its general feel matches the aesthetic I'm going for, epecially in the sleeves. Costume for Alfonso d’Este in Donizetti’s opera Lucrezia Borgia, for the Royal Opera in 1980 ~ design by Michael Stennet

King Henry VIII's Italian-made suit of armour, c.1544. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Henry VIII's suit of armour, Italian made. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - now that is one heck of a suit of armor!

Henry II (1154-89) Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on 5th March, 1133.

Henry II Arguably one of the most effective Kings ever to wear the English crown and the first of the great Plantagenet dynasty, the future Henry II was born at Le Mans, Anjou on March, [my ancestor.

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