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The Tudor Society

21 April 1509 – The king is dead! Long live the king!

On this day in history, 21st April 1509, King Henry VII died at Richmond Palace. He had ruled since defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485 and was aged fifty-two when he died. He was succeeded by his seventeen-year-old only surviving son, Henry, who became King Henry VIII.

Click here to read more about Henry VII's death and to see a list of Henry VII resources.

Click here to read more about Henry VIII's accession and to see a list of Henry VIII resources.

Here are my 60-second history videos on these two Tudor monarchs:

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  1. M /

    Oops! Typo!

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      Thank you! Fixed! Well done for spotting it!

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21 April 1509 – The king is dead! Long live the king!