Today marks the day HenryVIII died in 1547 aged 55. I don't have any souvenirs of his reign, but I do have this cross stitch sampler worked by me from a D.M.C kit on 16ct aida using 2 strands of thread. I was lucky enough to be in London a few years ago when the huge Cross Stitch Fair was on at Olympia and this was one of many kits I came home with, some still waiting to be stitched.
The Palace of Richmond at the top of the sampler was a favourite of Henry's until he decided Hampton Court Palace was better. Richmond Palace was later sold and demolished for it's stone in the mid 1600's.
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