Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Henry VIII's Burial

Henry VIII was buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on February 16, 1547. The Bishop of Winchester, Stephen Gardiner presided at his funeral Mass. Henry had planned a magnificent memorial to himself and Jane Seymour which was never built. There is actually a call now for his body to be exhumed for medical tests. The authors of that request have published a website. I doubt Queen Elizabeth II would want to allow such a project.

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