SIGNIFICANT INDIVIDUALS: Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Mary
LOCAL: The land now known as Wootton Bassett was granted to four of Henry VIII’s wives. The manor of Wootton, including the borough of Wootton and the park or pasture of Vastern, formed part of the jointure of the queens of England. In 1509 it was granted to Katharine of Aragon; in 1540 to Anne of Cleeves; in 1541 to Katharine Howard; in 1544 to Katharine Parr.
KEY WORDS: Reformation, War of the Roses, Renaissance.