He was not originally intended for the throne. (7/17)

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His older brother, Arthur, who was the first husband of Henry’s first wife Catherine of Aragorn (though, allegedly, the marriage was never consummated, which made her an eligible bride for Henry) died at the age of 15 from illness. As a result, Henry would take the throne in 1509 at the young age of 17.

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He believed in more play, less work. (6/17)

He was buried next to his third wife, Jane Seymour. (8/17)