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Henry's wives

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Henry's wives

  1. 1. Why did Henry VIII marry six different wives?
  2. 2. Henry VIII <ul><li>He was big and handsome and wore fine clothes </li></ul><ul><li>He loved games, horse-riding and hunting </li></ul><ul><li>He spoke four languages, wrote poetry and played music </li></ul>
  3. 3. But most important to him… <ul><li>He wanted to be a strong king with a firm hold on the throne </li></ul><ul><li>He most wanted a son to succeed him </li></ul>
  4. 4. Catherine of Aragon <ul><li>Married 1509 </li></ul><ul><li>She was daughter to the king of Spain </li></ul><ul><li>She had a daughter, Mary, but no sons </li></ul><ul><li>She was too old for more children </li></ul><ul><li>In 1533, Henry divorced her </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anne Boleyn <ul><li>Married 1533 </li></ul><ul><li>She was young, pretty and witty </li></ul><ul><li>She had one daughter, Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>She was beheaded for being unfaithful in 1536 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jane Seymour <ul><li>Married 1536 (11 days after execution of Anne) </li></ul><ul><li>She had a son, Edward, but died soon after (1537) </li></ul><ul><li>Henry probably loved her best of all his wives </li></ul>
  7. 7. Anne of Cleves <ul><li>Married 1540 </li></ul><ul><li>The marriage made a link between England and Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Henry thought she was ugly </li></ul><ul><li>Divorced 1540 – the same year! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Catherine Howard <ul><li>Married 1540 </li></ul><ul><li>She was 20, Henry was 49 </li></ul><ul><li>She was unfaithful </li></ul><ul><li>Executed in 1542 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Catherine Parr <ul><li>Married 1543 </li></ul><ul><li>She liked family life and looked after Henry’s children </li></ul><ul><li>She outlived Henry </li></ul>

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