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Henry VIII, King of Englandlocked

  • David Greer

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(b Greenwich, 28 June 1491; ruled 1509–47; d Windsor, 28 Jan 1547). English ruler and patron of music. The younger son of Henry VII, he was originally intended for the Church, and his education included instruction in music. His interest and ability in the art are amply confirmed by contemporary accounts, and when he ascended the throne in ...

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H.C. de Lafontaine: The King's Musick (London, 1909/R)
Musical Quarterly
London, British Library
Galpin Society Journal