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Henry VIII by Joos van Cleve
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Henry VIII by Joos van Cleve

A portrait of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) by Joos van Cleve, 1530-35 CE. The scroll reads, in Latin, 'Go out into the world, and preach the gospel to every creature’ from the New Testament, Mark 16:15. (Royal Collection)
Henry Every
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Henry Every

Henry Every (b. 1653), also known as Henry Avery, Benjamin Bridgeman, ‘Long Ben’ and (incorrectly) John Avery, was one of the most savage and successful pirates in the Golden Age of Piracy. Capturing a treasure ship of the Mughal emperor...
Hans Holbein the Younger
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Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497-1543 CE) was a German Renaissance painter who is most famous for his portraits. A versatile artist and superb draughtsman, Holbein was accomplished in different mediums from woodcut engravings to murals...
James V of Scotland
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James V of Scotland

James V of Scotland ruled as king from 1513 to 1542 CE. He succeeded his father James IV of Scotland (r. 1488-1513 CE), one of the country's most popular Stuart kings, but as he was still a child, the early part of his reign was tempestuous...
New England Colonies
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New England Colonies

The New England Colonies were the settlements established by English religious dissenters along the coast of the north-east of North America between 1620-1640 CE. The original colonies were: Plymouth Colony (1620 CE) New Hampshire...
Henry Morgan
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Henry Morgan

Sir Henry Morgan (c. 1635-1688) was a Welsh privateer who operated in the Caribbean against the Spanish Empire and then became Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. Morgan was a charismatic and able military leader who masterminded devastating...
Robert the Bruce
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Robert the Bruce

Robert I of Scotland, better known as Robert the Bruce, reigned as King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329 CE. For his role in achieving independence from England, Robert the Bruce has long been regarded as a national hero and one of Scotland's...
James IV of Scotland
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James IV of Scotland

James IV of Scotland ruled as king from 1488 to 1513 CE. He succeeded his father James III of Scotland (r. 1460-1488 CE) and became one of the most popular of the Stuart kings. James sought to apply justice in every corner of his realm, he...
Edward the Black Prince
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Edward the Black Prince

Edward of Woodstock (1330-1376 CE), better known as the Black Prince after his distinctive armour or martial reputation, was the eldest son of Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377 CE). Made the Prince of Wales in 1343 CE, Edward would fight...
Coin of Henry II of England
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Coin of Henry II of England

A piedfort silver coin of Henry II of England or Henry III of England, minted in London c. 1152 - 1252 CE. Minted in London, the coin is part of the collection of the British Museum.
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