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Why did Henry VIII marry six times?. 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. But most important to him…. He wanted to be a strong king, with a firm hold on the throne

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henry viii
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
but most important to him
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
catherine of aragon
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
anne boleyn
Anne Boleyn
  • Married 1533
  • She was young, pretty and witty
  • She had one daughter, Elizabeth
  • She was beheaded for being unfaithful in 1536
jane seymour
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
anne of cleves
Anne of Cleves
  • Married 1540
  • The marriage made a link between England and Germany
  • Henry thought she was ugly
  • Divorced 1540 – the same year!
catherine howard
Catherine Howard
  • Married 1540
  • She was 20, Henry was 49
  • She was unfaithful
  • Executed in 1542
catherine parr
Catherine Parr
  • Married 1543
  • She liked family life and looked after Henry’s children
  • She outlived Henry