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Henry VIII: His Family and the Tudor Succession

Henry VII (1457-1509)©


Henry VIII inherited the throne from his father, Henry VII, who founded the Tudor dynasty. Henry VIII married six times, and two of his wives were executed for treason. He had three legitimate children, Mary, Elizabeth and Edward. He also had an illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, who lived at Windsor Castle for a time. Following his death in 1547, Henry VIII was succeeded on the throne by his son Edward, and then by his daughters Mary and Elizabeth.

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