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.
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