Henry Tudor was born at the royal residence of Greenwich Palace, in Greenwich, London, England. Henry spent time at several royal homes in London including the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and Baynard's Cas... More »

Big Ben was built as part of a design decision in 1844 that the new Houses of Parliament should include a tower and a clock. The rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament was necessary after a fire in 1834 destroyed the old... More »

Waterford and Baccarat are two of the most well-known crystal manufacturers, as of 2015. Waterford began manufacturing crystal in 1783 and created crystal chandeliers for Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The comp... More »

Henry VIII converted England to Protestantism for one critical reason: he needed to secure a divorce from his first wife in order to remarry. All of the king's efforts in this regard were trained on the ultimate goal of ... More »

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Henry VIII was the ruler of England for 36 years, and he played a pivotal role in the country's reformation to the Protestant religion. He is also known for having six wives, two that he beheaded for treason and adultery... More »

Henry VIII of England had three siblings. His older brother Arthur died young, making Henry the heir to the British throne. His two sisters Mary and Margaret Tudor were married to the kings of France and Scotland, respec... More »

King Henry VIII created the Church of England in 1536 as a result of a dispute with the pope, who would not permit Henry to get a divorce from his wife and marry his long-time mistress. Henry's marital history started un... More »