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Much loved: Phillipa of Hainault became Queen of England aged 13 and reigned for 40 years


Inventory of Henry VIII's assets on his death - Commissioners appointed in September 1547 took 18 months to compile an inventory of Henry VIII’s movable goods. The first part of the surviving inventory includes money, jewels, plate, artillery, munitions, ships, arms, armour, horses, masque garments, tents, liturgical vestments and books. The second covers other items in the principal royal residences and wardrobes or stores. The inventory includes hundreds of thousands of objects.

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Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America's greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study. She taught herself how to read and write by age three and read voraciously, though reading was forbidden to girls. Her scholarship was eventually condemned by the church, and she ceased writing to avoid censure.

Henry VIII's Book ~ The cover of one of Henry VIII's books