A Conversation for King Henry VIII
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Feb 5, 2006
It's worth noting that the remains of the Royal Chapel, below the room where Henry VIII married two of his wives has recently been discovered (Jan '06) during work on the drains at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. This was part of the Palace of Placentia.
Henry was born there and also married Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves there. His second wife, Ann Boleyn gave birth to Elizabeth i there.
The chapel was built by Henry VII on the site of an earlier royal manor between 1500-1504.
Lizzbett Posted Feb 11, 2006
I didn't know about this. So, is this the remains of Greenwich Palace that we're talking about here? How exciting! I knew that Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich, but I thought that Henry VII was born at Eltham (or maybe he was just bought up there?).
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Posted Feb 11, 2006
Lizzbett Posted Feb 16, 2006
Sorry, I meant Henry VIII as well (just didn't manage to hit enough keys) - I had thought he was born at Eltham. Not sure about Henry VII, I'd better look him up in my Tudor book.
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