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  •             Catherine of Aragon
  •                   Anne Boleyn
  • Jane Seymour
  • Catherine was a Spanish princess, once married to henry's older brother. all her male babies that she had died. she was henry's longest marriage being married to him for 24 years. he divorced her because he found her boring and thought she was old.
  •                 Anne of Cleves
  • Anne Boleyn was young and fashionable. she made Henry wait to have sex until he married her. She had a daughter Elizabeth. henry sulked for weeks because he wanted a boy. in 1536 Anne miscarried a boy. Henry accused Anne of having sex with 4 men and her brother. despite no proof, she was beheaded in 1536.
  • Catherine Howard
  • Jane was calm, gentle and caring, she tried so hard to be friends with Henry's  daughters. Jane also made henry wait for sex until he married her. she had a son Edward. henry was delighted. Although Jane died of an infection a few days after the birth.
  • Catherine Parr
  • Cleves was an area, which is now Germany. it was close to Flanaders and France. Henry married Anne because it brought friendship between England, Wales and this powerful European region. Henry had seen a photo of her and liked what he saw although when he seen her in person he called her 'fat mare from Flanders'. he divorced her.
  • Young, lively and very pretty. She flirted with lots of men.. and Henry found out. She once finished off a letter to her lover with the words, 'Yours as long as life endures'. Henry was furious. He also found ou that she had several serious boyfriends before she met the King. A queen should not have a past like this. she was executed.
  • Catherine was sensible, intelligent and kind. she was 31 and henry was 52. they got married in 1543 on the 12th of July. Henry died while they were married. the last queen survived.
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