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Why did Henry VIII marry six times?

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Title: Why did Henry VIII marry six times?


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Why did Henry VIII marry six times?
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Henry VIII
  • He was big and handsome and wore fine clothes
  • He loved games, horse-riding and hunting
  • He spoke four languages, wrote poetry and played
    music

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But most important to him
  • He wanted to be a strong king, with a firm hold
    on the throne
  • He most wanted a son to succeed him

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Catherine of Aragon
  • Married 1509
  • She was daughter to the king of Spain
  • She had a daughter, Mary, but no sons
  • She was too old for more children
  • In 1533, Henry divorced her

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Anne Boleyn
  • Married 1533
  • She was young, pretty and witty
  • She had one daughter, Elizabeth
  • She was beheaded for being unfaithful in 1536

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Jane Seymour
  • Married 1536 (11 days after execution of Anne)
  • She had a son, Edward, but died soon after (1537)
  • Henry probably loved her best of all his wives

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Anne of Cleves
  • Married 1540
  • The marriage made a link between England and
    Germany
  • Henry thought she was ugly
  • Divorced 1540 the same year!

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Catherine Howard
  • Married 1540
  • She was 20, Henry was 49
  • She was unfaithful
  • Executed in 1542

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Catherine Parr
  • Married 1543
  • She liked family life and looked after Henrys
    children
  • She outlived Henry
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