Henry Tudor was born at the royal residence of Greenwich Palace, in Greenwich, London, England. Henry spent time at several royal homes in London including the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and Baynard's Castle.
After his coronation, Henry VIII lived in many different royal houses and palaces throughout England, whether they were his by right or by conquest. There were palaces at Richmond and Eltham that the King frequented. Henry VIII also took over properties when he was displeased with someone in his service. He took Hampton Court from Cardinal Wolsey, after the cardinal failed to secure Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.Learn More
The Berlin Conference was a series of meetings held in 1884 and 1885 with the goal of dividing the continent of Africa between the European powers. As countries scrambled to establish colonies on the continent, the heads of state wanted to head off any potential conflicts between them over territory.Full Answer >
The term sometimes applies to Europe as a whole, but the Balkans are the specific region known as the Powder Keg of Europe. The region was politically unstable during the years before World War I, and tensions there ultimately culminated in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the outbreak World War I. The term itself likely originated from a quote by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck of Germany.Full Answer >
Mexico gained its independence from Spain when Miguel Hidalgo called for a war against the Spaniards; Mexico won the war in 1821. Before the war was over and Mexico gained its independence, the Spanish army murdered Hidalgo.Full Answer >
Sir Isaac Newton had no full siblings. He did have one half brother and two half sisters. Their names were Benjamin Smith, Mary Smith and Hannah Smith Pilkington.Full Answer >