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Becoming One Kingdom

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Thomas Trevelyon. Miscellany. Manuscript, 1608

In 1541, a very important event happened that changed the history of England and Ireland. England and Ireland were joined under the rule of King Henry VIII. Most of the leaders in each place agreed to the change. For Irish leaders, they became connected to the powerful king of England. For the English king, he had a new realm to rule. However, what started with such promise soon led to wars and rebellions.  

  Did you know?

Although Henry VIII was king of Ireland as well as king of England, he never visited Ireland.

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