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The wives of Henry VIII


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The wives of Henry VIII

  1. 1. The Wives of Henry VIII  
  2. 2. Catherine of Aragon <ul><ul><li>Henry's older brother Arthur's widow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Youngest surviving child of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castille </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Married to Arthur and then Henry to seal a marital Alliance between Spain and England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On 23 May 1533, marriage to Henry VIII was declared null and void </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daughter, Mary, was declared illegitimate. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Anne Boleyn <ul><ul><li>Made Henry pursue an annulment of his marriage to Catherine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Henry's secretary, William Knight, was sent to Pope Clement VII to sue for the annulment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Wedding service was held in London on 25 January 1533. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowned Queen on 1 June 1533 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  The queen gave birth to a daughter on 7 September 1533. The child was christened Elizabeth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She was accused of adultery, incest and high treason. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  On 19 May 1536, she was executed, </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Jane Seymour <ul><ul><li>Became engaged to Henry the day after Anne's execution and married 10 days later. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  In 1537, Jane gave birth to a son, Prince Edward, the future Edward VI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Died on 24 October 1537 from an infection after giving birth. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Anne of Cleves <ul><ul><li>Hans Holbein the Younger was dispatched to Cleves to paint a portrait of Anne for the king </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  After regarding Holbein's portrayal Henry agreed to wed Anne. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  On Anne's arrival in England, Henry is said to have found her utterly unattractive, privately calling her a &quot;Flanders Mare&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Henry wished to annul the marriage so he could marry another. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  The marriage was subsequently dissolved and Anne received the title of &quot;The King's Sister&quot;, and was granted Hever Castle. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Catherine Howard <ul><ul><li>On 28 July 1540, Henry married the young Catherine Howard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soon after the marriage Catherine had an affair with Thomas Culpeper and her former fiance Francis Dereham. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Catherine was executed 15 February 1542. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Catherine Parr <ul><ul><li>Married Henry in 1543. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She helped reconcile Henry with his first two daughters, the Lady Mary and the Lady Elizabeth. </li></ul></ul>