Audio slideshow: The real Henry VIII?

Arguably England's best known male monarch, Henry VIII's story has inspired many a school history lesson.

To mark the 500th anniversary of his accession to the throne, two Tudor experts - Bridget Clifford and Lucy Worsley - share their knowledge of the king, and his women.

Bridget Clifford is curator of the Dressed to Kill exhibition at the Tower of London.
Lucy Worsley is chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces.

Some photographs courtesy: Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Armouries, PA and Getty Images.
Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 22 April 2009.


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