Some of the pivotal events in the history of England, and specifically in its religious history, were the reformations of the sixteenth century. Henry VIII’s actions changed the religious, cultural and political climate for centuries to come, and nowhere are the effects of this turbulent time better felt than in the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. Part of the reason for Henry VIII’s break with Rome was his desire to marry Anne Boleyn, but the romance eventually turned tragic, and Anne was buried by the altar here after her execution. Buried here too are Thomas More, who was executed for his beliefs, and Lady Jane Grey, the nine-day queen of England.
The Chapel is open along with the Tower from 9am to 5:30pm.
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