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Friday, April 10, 2009

Tudor queen celebrated in new online resource

As part of the celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne, the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre has launched an online resource looking at his marriage to Wiltshire-born Jane Seymour. Part of the Archive Awareness Campaign, the blog looks at some of the records relating to their marriage and, in particular, Henry's gifts of land and properties to his third, and 'favourite', wife. Henry became engaged to his mistress Jane Seymour on 20 May 1536 - only one day after the execution of his second wife, Anne Boleyn. The Henry VIII blog, featuring images of the lavishly decorated documents, can be found at wshc.eu/blog.

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