Henry VIII's Wives

Henry VIII's Wives

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  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Jane Seymour
  • She was a Spanish princess, originally married to Henry's brother. She brought friendship from Spain. She was clever and popular. All of her male babies died, but she had a daughter - Mary I - who survived. Henry divorced her when she was 40, as he thought she was boring.
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Very Fashionable. Had a daughter - Elizabeth I - Henry sulked for weeks. she miscarried a baby boy 1536. Henry accused Anne of cheating on him with 4 other men - including her own brother - but despite no evidence, she was beheaded in 1536.
  • Catherine Howard
  • She tried to be friendly with Henry's daughters. She had a son - Edward - Henry was overjoyed. Jane died a few days after Edwards birth of an infection.
  • Catherine Parr
  • Anne was very serious and unfashionable. People tried to teach her some card games, but she couldnt understand them. Henry only married her because it brought peace between Cleves and England and Wales. He seen a painting of her and liked it, however, when he saw her in real life, he alledgedly described her as a "fat mare from Flanders". Henry divorced her after six months.
  • Young, lively and very pretty. She flirted with a lot of other men, and had multiple serious relationships before she married Henry. When he found out  about this he was enraged. he had her executed. 
  • Catherine was a sensible and intelligent woman. She was a widow until she married Henry then became a widow again after Henry died. 
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