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Why did Henry VIII marry six times?

Why did Henry VIII marry six times?

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Why did Henry VIII marry six times?

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  1. Why did Henry VIII marry six times?

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

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

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

  9. Catherine Parr • Married 1543 • She liked family life and looked after Henry’s children • She outlived Henry