Henry VIII's assets


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    After Henry VIII died on 28 January 1547, commissioners were employed to make a detailed list of his belongings. It took 18 months to compile. The first part of the surviving inventory includes money, jewels, plate, artillery, munitions, ships, arms, armour, horses, masque garments, tents, religious gowns and books. The second covers other items in the principal royal houses, wardrobes or stores. The inventory includes hundreds of thousands of objects.

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