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Get nosy with Henry VIII

You know you want to peek at some of Henry VIII’s personal items, on display at the British Library until September 6th. What are the goods? A love letter he wrote to Anne Boleyn seems to be the most juicy, as it has been hidden away in the Vatican since the 16th century. The exhibition also features the king’s personal prayer book and a list of all the unlucky souls he had executed during his reign, just to name a few things.

The British Library is located in London, so if you will be in the area it’s a can’t-miss. On the other hand, if it’s a can’t-make-it for you, check out the British library’s Web page on the event for news links and a video by that very serious but incredibly knowledgeable British historian, David Starkey.


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