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.
Off to the prettiest village in Canada.
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