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Monarchs from the House of Tudor who were born, married or died in London

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Henry VIII was born in 1491 at Greenwich Palace where, soon after becoming king in 1509, he married his first wife Catherine of Aragon. He was crowned a few days later at Westminster and reigned until his death in 1547 at Whitehall Palace. He was buried in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Henry VIII

Henry VIII
Monarchs buried at Windsor




Mary I was born at Greenwich Palace in 1516. She was Henry VIII's daughter by his first wife Catherine of Aragon and became the first English queen to be crowned (her predecessor Lady Jane Grey was never crowned). She reigned from 1553 until her death in 1558 at St James's Palace when her half-sister Elizabeth I succeeded her. She was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Mary I
Westminster Abbey
Monarchs buried at Westminster Abbey



The the last Tudor monarch Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace in 1533. She was Henry VIII's daughter by his second wife Anne Boleyn and was the third of his children to rule when she took over from her half-sister Mary I in 1558. She died in 1603.

Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I



Henry VIII married his third wife Jane Seymour at Whitehall Palace (also known as York Place) in 1536.

Jane Seymour Henry VIII
Henry VIII



Henry VIII's son and successor Edward VI died at Greenwich Palace in 1553. He was Henry's son by his third wife Jane Seymour. He ruled from 1547-53, the first of three of Henry's children to continue the Tudor rule of England. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Edward VI
Westminster Abbey
Monarchs buried at Westminster Abbey




The future Queen Lady Jane Grey married Guilford Dudley in 1553 in Durham House, Westminster, London.



Queen for only nine days in 1553, England's first female monarch Lady Jane Grey was imprisoned in the Lieutenant's House at the Tower of London before being executed on Tower Green in 1554. Although never crowned she belongs to the Tudor monarchs who ruled England in the 16th century. She was buried in the chapel there.

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



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