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Emperor Charles V

Person  Male  Born 24/2/1500  Died 21/9/1558

Categories: Royalty

Born Ghent. Ruled over large chunks of Europe and the Spanish colonies in America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Catherine of Aragon was his aunt, and so, despite Henry VIII and Charles being allied for many military purposes, Charles V, who had the Pope effectively imprisoned and so under his control, prevented the Pope annulling Henry's marriage to Catherine. Abdicated in 1555 and died in a monastery in Spain.

We can find no evidence that Charles V ever came to England (as suggested at the Black Friar pub) and it surely would have been a visit with much pomp, unlikely to go unrecorded.

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Emperor Charles V

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Black Friar pub

The plaque is a perfectly nice pub plaque but the pub is adorned with many lo...

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