Sir Anthony Denny was a confidant of King Henry VIII of England. Denny was the most prominent member of the Privy chamber in King Henry’s last years, having together with his brother-in-law, John Gates, charge of the “dry stamp” of the King’s signature, and attended the King on his deathbed. He also served as Groom of the Stool. He was a member of the Reformist circle that offset the conservative religious influence of Bishop Gardiner. He was a wealthy man, having acquired manors and former religious sites through the Court of augmentations. By 1548, he was keeper of Westminster Palace.
About Anthony Denny
Royal confidant to Henry VIII who was a member of the Privy chamber. He would wait and attend on the King and Queen at court during their various activities.
He was a wealthy man who ran in reformist circles opposing conservative religious influence.
He had a total of twelve children.
His wife, Joan Champernowe, was the governess to Queen Elizabeth I.
He was a member of Henry VIII‘s Privy chamber and was at his side while the king was on his deathbed.
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