King Henry VIII Gate at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England

King Henry VIII was one of the most colorful English monarchs. He received numerous noble titles while spending much of his childhood at Winsor Castle. He was crowned at the age of 17 in 1509. Within a couple months, he married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon. A year later, he commissioned this primary entrance into the Lower Ward. When King Henry VIII died in 1547, he was buried a few steps from this gate in the floor of the choir inside St. George’s Chapel. Interred next to him is Jane Seymour. She was his third wife of one year. She died in 1537 shortly after giving birth to the future Edward VI.

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