Six Wives of Henry VIII
Updated: 12/30/2020
Six Wives of Henry VIII

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  • Catherine of Aragon
  • Catherine was Henry's 1st wife. She was from Spain. She was initially married to Henry's older brother Authur, but he died young. She and Henry had one child, a daughter named Mary. They had had a son too, but he died after 51 days.
  • Anne of Cleves
  • Henry blamed Catherine for not giving him a son since it was believed that a woman could not rule a country on her own. So he divorced his 1st wife and married Anne Boleyn. He later had Anne beheaded. Anne also gave Henry a daughter named Elizabeth.
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour, finally did have a son for Henry. They named him Edward. Edward would only rule for a few years though. Jane passed away a few days after giving birth, and Henry was devastated. Today he is buried next to Jane.
  • Jane Seymour
  • After a few years, Henry was persuaded to take a fourth wife. Her name was Anne of Cleves, and she came from what is now known as Germany. However, upon meeting Anne, Henry was not pleased with her looks. He was forced to marry her but soon set her aside, divorced her, and gave her the title of "The King's Sister." They did eventually become friends.
  • Katherine Howard
  • Henry's 5th wife was a very young girl in her teens. Her name was Katherine Howard and she was Anne Boleyn's 1st cousin. Unfortunately, Katherine was caught having an affair with one of Henry's groomsmen. They were both beheaded.
  • Elizabeth
  • Henry's last wife was an older woman who had been already married three times. Her name was Catherine Parr. Catherine was a devout protestant and even wrote a book of prayers. After Henry's death, she married Thomas Seymour (Jane's brother) and had Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn's daughter, live with her. Catherine died in childbirth along with her baby.
  • Catherine Parr
  • Edward
  • Mary
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