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Humphrey, the Duke of Gloucester began the construction of the Greenwich estate which would become the important Tudor residence.
The future king of England Henry VIII was born at Greenwich Palace. He was the third child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.
King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon at Greenwich Palace. Catherine was the wife of Henry's elder brother, Arthur, who had died in 1502. Henry had to obtain permission from the Pope for the marriage, but not everyone agreed that is was lawful.
King Henry VIII held a jousting tournament at Greenwich Palace.
Princess Mary, the younger sister of Henry VIII, married Charles Brandon, the Duke of Suffolk at Greenwich. Henry VIII gave full consent to the marriage.
At a ceremony at Greenwich Palace, King Henry VIII was bestowed with the title Defender of the Faith. The title being confered by the Pope in recognition of the book Henry wrote against Luther.
At Greenwich a treaty was signed by the Scots and King Henry VIII swearing firstly peace between the two nations and secondly the agreement that Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, should marry Henry's son Edward. Although these two treaties were initially agreed they had been rejected by the Scots by the end of the year. King Henry at first wanted Mary to be brought to England but two sides agreed that she should remain in Scotland until her tenth birthday.
King Edward VI died at Greenwich Palace as the age of 15.
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