The young Prince

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The young Prince, affectionately called by the name Harry, grew to be six feet tall – an  exceptional height in the sixteenth century – as well as very handsome, with a fair  complexion, red hair, and a powerful build. With his good humor, limitless self- confidence, and intellectual and athletic prowess, Henry in many ways embodied the  fondest hopes of his future subjects, who were growing tired of his father's miserly  reputation and dour personality. When Henry VII died on April twenty-one, 1509, the  new King Henry VIII, not quite eighteen years of age, was received with the open arms  of the English people. After a gloriously arrayed procession on June twenty-three  through the streets of London, which were lined with cheering crowds, Henry was  crowned in Westmisnter Abbey along with his new bride, Catherine of Aragon. The period of Henry's boyhood is significant both for the circumstances leading to his 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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