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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
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Queen Victoria's refusal to dismiss those of her attendants married to Whig politiciians precipitated a constitutional conflict called ...
Robert Peel hoped to force out Victoria's influential ladies of the bedchamber loyal to Lord Melbourne
Victoria eventually gave way and dismissed three of her ladies
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18 October, 1529
Cardinal Wolsey falls from power
Henry blames Wolsey for failing to get papal blessing for annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Wolsey tries to placate Henry by giving him York Place (Whitehall palace)