Saturday, December 16, 2017

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When Henry VIII died in January 1547, the most remarkable beings left in the realm were three pale and close-lipped children. One was his daughter Elizabeth by his second wife Ann Boleyn, another was his son Edward by his third wife Jane Seymour, the third was his great-niece Jane, granddaughter of his sister Mary and eldest child of Lord Henry Grey, Marquess of Dorset. Elizabeth was fourteen, Edward nine and Jane eleven.

- From Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins

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