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Henry's VIII Wives

Post  Vasilisa on Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:47 pm

The 6 wives of Henry VIII are:

Catherine of Aragon (divorced)
Anne Boleyn (beheaded)
Jane Seymour (died)
Anne of Cleves (divorced)
Catherine Howard (beheaded)
Catherine Parr (widowed)


Catherine of Aragon: She was a spanish queen that was first married to Henry's older brother, but once the brother had died than she married Henry. This marriage was the reason why there weren't any wars between England and Spain. She couldn't conceive a boy for Henry so Henry wanted a divorce. He converted the whole England to Lutherism and got the divorce. She was a really strong women and put everything in front of her own happiness.

Anne Boleyn: She was Henry's second wife. She was Henry's women on the side while he was married to Catherine. When they were getting married she was pregnant so they did it in a hurry. She was from England and spoke English, while Catharine only spoke spanish. She wash't as strong or as smart as Catharine, but she was beautiful.

This is all we learned so far about the Henry's wives. Once we will learn more, i will finish my topic and write somthing about all of them.

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Post  Romane D. on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:06 pm

Jane Seymour, born in 1509 and died in 1537. She was the third wife of Henry XVIII and she was the only wife to give the King a son, that he really wanted. They got married in May 1536, she gave birth to Prince Edward in 1537, but there were many complications and she died two weeks afterwards.

Anne of Cleves, born in 1515 and died in 1557, she was the fourth wife. The married in 1540 and she was half Henry’s age. When he first saw her on a painting, he thought she was beautiful so he told them to bring her in to marry her. When he saw her in person he found her really unattractive and that’s when he began pursuing one of her maid of honor, Catherine Howard. The marriage ended 6 months after.

Great topic lisa! Looking forward in knowing more about the other two wives! <3
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Catherine of Aragon

Post  Joshua T on Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:14 pm

Like you stated,
Catherine of Aragon was Henry's first wife. Henry divorced her. He went through a big struggle in an attempt to send her back to spain because according to him she was infertile and old. Henry did what he though was best for himself. A very selfish move.

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Post  ebznski on Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:55 pm

I'm sort of curious of whether or not Henry still loved Anne Bolyn when he killed her or if he was just trying to save his reputation and get a son.
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Post  Mira W. on Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:42 pm

Catherine seems to have been a pretty common name back then ...

Catherine Howard *5th wife: Catherine H. was Henry's wife for only a year, between 1540-1541. Like her cousin Anne Boleyn, she was beheaded at Tower Green. Not only was she related to one of Henry's past wives, but she also was a maid-in-waiting of his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Henry truly was a revolting hypocrite! What he had done was basically incest; a crime that he accused Anne Boleyn of which resulted in her death. However, unlike her cousin, it is said Catherine H. did actually commit adultery. Henry called her his "rose without a thorn" and refused to believe her betrayal at first, but the evidence against her was too convincing. She died in February, 1542 at the age of 19-20. (Her exact age was unknown, for her birth date wasn't recorded.)

Catherine Parr *6th wife: Catherine P. married Henry a year after his past wife was beheaded, in 1543. Called the "wife who survived Henry", she was all a caring, loving wife during his last few years of sickness. She took care of him throughout his illnesses, even though she hadn't wished to marry him at first, due to his past and the fact that she had already been arranged to marry Thomas Seymour. Nevertheless, she felt it was her duty to marry Henry VIII, which motivated her to do so. While growing up, her mother Maud - who, as a single mother, raised three children - influenced Catherine greatly, and she grew into an independent woman. Catherine Parr also cared greatly for her stepchildren, and helped Henry by reconciling him with his two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, whom he had previously disowned. After Henry's death, Catherine Parr married Thomas Seymour. Her fourth marriage was the one that produced her first child, Mary Seymour. Unfortunately, Catherine got sick soon after the birth of her daughter, and died not a week after Mary was born.

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