Whitehall Palace London, England

Whitehall was the principal royal residence from 1530, when Henry VIII seized it from Cardinal Wolsey, until its destruction by fire in 1698. Today only the Banqueting House (1619) survives.

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Whitehall Palace
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25 Jan 1533
King Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn at Whitehall Palace, London. As the pope had not granted a divorce from his first wife, the marriage leads to Henry's excommunication and eventual break with the Roman Catholic church.
30 May 1536
Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour at Whitehall
28 Jan 1547
King Henry VIII dies at Whitehall Palace, London, at the age of 55. He is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
30 Jan 1649
King Charles I is executed in front of the Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace, London.