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Born at Westminster Palace in 1466, Elizabeth of York married Henry VII in 1486 and was Queen until her death during childbirth at the Tower of London in 1503. She is buried in Westminster Abbey and was the mother of Henry VIII.

Elizabeth of York
Henry VII
Westminster Abbey Westminster Palace Tower of London
Royal consorts buried at Westminster Abbey



Arthur, Prince of Wales, the eldest son and heir to the throne of Henry VII, married Catherine of Aragon at St Paul's Cathedral in 1501. He died the following year and in 1509 his widow became the first of six wives of his younger brother, the newly crowned Henry VIII.

St Paul's Cathedral



Accused of adultery Henry VIII's second wife Anne Boleyn was beheaded privately on Tower Green at the Tower of London in 1536. She is buried in the chapel there. Queen since 1533 when they had been secretly married, she gave birth to the future Elizabeth I the same year.

Anne Boleyn Henry VIII Elizabeth I
Anne Boleyn
Tower of London
Famous people imprisoned at the Tower of London



Henry VIII's fifth wife Catherine Howard became queen in 1540 but was beheaded in 1542 on Tower Green at the Tower of London. She is buried in the chapel there.

Catherine Howard
Henry VIII
Tower of London
Famous people imprisoned at the Tower of London



Guilford Dudley, husband of - and for nine days consort to - Lady Jane Grey was imprisoned with his wife at the Tower of London on the orders of Mary I in 1553. He was executed publicly on Tower Hill on the same day as Lady Jane in 1554. He is buried with her in the chapel there.

Lady Jane Grey
Tower of London
Famous people imprisoned at the Tower of London



Anne of Cleves died in 1557 at Chelsea. In 1540 she had become Henry VIII's fourth wife but in the same year the marriage was annulled and Henry remarried. She had survived Henry and all his other five wives and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Anne of Cleves Henry VIII
Westminster Abbey
Royal consorts buried at Westminster Abbey




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