King Henry VIII was the second son in the family. The time he was born was scared by hatred, treason and betrayal. When Henry was 17 he was named king after his father 's death. Even though he was the second son he came to power because his brother Arthur died before his father passed his thrown. On the 11 June Henry got married to Katherine of Aragon, although she was the wife of Arthur, Henry 's older brother. Their marriage wasn 't supported by higher officials but either way, Henry made it happen.
Katherine of Aragon was the daughter of the Catholic king of Spain. Henry married her because the house of Tudor and the ruling dynasty of Spain gave Henry 's rule a stamp of approval, therefore he didn 't want all-important Spanish alliance to go to waste. Their marriage was very peaceful, he even called himself “Knight of the Loyal Heart.” As mentioned on the website of Englishhistory Marilee Hanson, described how dedicated and affectionate Henry was, "he bowed before his queen after each grueling tournament, he also involved Katharine in the seemingly endless visits of foreign dignitaries. Inviting the ambassadors to her apartme...
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...nown stories and poems, including “The Fall of the House of Usher," “The Tell-Tale Heart," “The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and “The Raven.” Although after Virginia’s death from tuberculosis in 1847, Poe’s lifelong struggle with depression and alcoholism worsened. Therefore, due to heavy drinking Poe couldn’t have a dissent job. He returned to Richmond in 1849, there he went to see an old friend, Mrs. Shelton. They soon planned to get married, and Poe left to New York at the end of September to bring Clemm back for the wedding. On the way, he stopped in Baltimore. Nobody exactly knows what happened, and no proof existed, but it was said that he was picked up by a gang who used him to "repeat" votes and later was found on October 3, 1849, in a stupor near a saloon that had been used as a polling place. He died in a hospital on October 7, 1849, at age 40 (Encyclopedia)
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