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Henry VIII dies, aged 55

28th January 1547

Henry VIII was King of England from 21st April 1509 until his death. He was also Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) and claimant to the Kingdom of France.

Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England.

Henry VIII was buried in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, next to his wife Jane Seymour.


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