As long as Henry VII lived

As long as Henry VII lived - ,however,.Duringhisteenage...

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As long as Henry VII lived, however, the marriage did not take place. During his teenage  years, Henry was essentially waiting for his father to die. For uncertain reasons, the  Prince was kept away from learning the administrative duties of English kingship.  Instead, Henry occupied himself with his studies and with the princely sports of hunting,  hawking, jousting, wrestling, and archery. In sports Henry proved quite the athlete:  historian Jasper Ridley writes that Henry "could compete with the best archers of the  King's guard." Henry's intellectual gifts were exceptional, as well. Under the tutelage of  the famous poet John Skelton, Henry excelled in his studies, showing himself  particularly fond of theology, and adept with languages. He became fluent in Latin and  French and also spoke Spanish and Italian. Furthermore, Henry was a capable  musician and composer of songs with the organ, the virginals, and the harp. The young Prince, affectionately called by the name Harry, grew to be six feet tall – an 
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