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Damian Lewis to play Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall' miniseries

Damian Lewis to play Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall' miniseries

BOSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- British actor Damian Lewis has signed on to play King Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the six-part miniseries, {i:Wolf Hall}.
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Henry VIII foundation stone discovered at University of London

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The foundation stone for King Henry VIII's Deptford dockyard was rediscovered by chance in the geography department at the University of London, officials say.

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Remains in England may be those of King Alfred the Great

Remains in England may be those of King Alfred the Great

WINCHESTER, England, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- British archaeologists say they have identified a piece of bone they believe may have belonged to the English king Alfred the Great.

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Royal Mail valued at $5.3 billion

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Shares of the Royal Mail were priced at the high end of the expected range, $5.28 per share, as the government moves forward with privatizing the service.

500th anniversary of Battle of Flodden passes with little ceremony

BRAXTON, England, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Several hundred people marked the 500th anniversary Monday of Scotland's greatest military defeat, the Battle of Flooden Field, fought in northern England.

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TV show gives historical figures modern makeovers

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- A British TV program hired digital artists to give modern makeovers to historical figures including Queen Elizabeth 1, King Henry VIII and William Shakespeare.

4 British soldiers who fell in World War I reburied in France

ARRAS, France, April 24 (UPI) -- Four British soldiers killed in a World War I battle were given a military funeral Tuesday, four years after a French farmer found their bodies in his field.

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BBC plans miniseries based on 'Wolf Hall' and starring Mark Rylance

BBC plans miniseries based on 'Wolf Hall' and starring Mark Rylance

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- British actor Mark Rylance is to play Thomas Cromwell in a miniseries based on Hilary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," the BBC said.
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Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord and later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Yet he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings, even after his excommunication from the Catholic Church. Henry oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542.

Henry was an attractive and charismatic man in his prime, educated and accomplished. He was an author and a composer. He ruled with absolute power. His desire to provide England with a male heir—which stemmed partly from personal vanity and partly because he believed a daughter would be unable to consolidate the Tudor Dynasty and the fragile peace that existed following the Wars of the Roses—led to the two things that Henry is remembered for: his wives, and the English Reformation that made England a mostly Protestant nation. In later life he became morbidly obese and his health suffered; his public image is frequently depicted as one of a lustful, egotistical, harsh and insecure king.

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