Henry VIII wives

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  • Henry VIII wives
    • Catherine of Aragon
      • Wife 1
      • Widow of Henry's brother Arthur who died in 1501
      • Married Henry in 1509
      • Daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain
      • Henry was desperate for a male heir but Catherine only produced a girl, Mary, before becoming barren
      • Henry broke with Rome to grant himself a divorce
      • They divorce in 1533 and Catherine died in 1536
    • Anne Boleyn
      • Wife 2
      • She caught Henry's eye in court and they married in 1533 after she became pregnant
        • The baby was Elizabeth, a girl
      • Anne gave birth to two more still born children
        • Katherine Howard
          • Wife 5
          • She was young and found life with Henry boring
          • Married 1540
          • Accused of adultery and executed in 1542
      • She was charged with adultery in 1536 and beheaded
    • Jane Seymour
      • Wife 3 - Henry's favourite
      • They married in 1536, 11 days after Anne's execution
      • She gave birth to a boy, Edward, i n October 1536
      • She died a month later
        • Henry requested to be buried next to her when he died
    • Anne of Cleves
      • Wife 4
      • Political marriage
      • Henry thought her to be ugly after agreeing to marry her
        • He called her the Flanders Mare
      • Married 1540, divorced 1540
    • Katherine Parr
      • Wife 6
        • Married 1543
      • More of a nurse than a wife
      • After Henry died she married Thomas Seymour
      • Died in 1548

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