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Henry's desire for a legitimate male heir prompted him in 1527 to appeal to Rome for an annulment on the grounds that the marriage had violated the biblical prohibition against a union between a man and his brother's widow.
Henry was keenly disappointed, Anne being less attractive than he had been led to expect, and he soon came to resent her lack of sophistication and limited command of the English language.
Henry VIII first became attracted to the young girl in 1540, when he was seeking to end his politically motivated marriage to Anne of Cleves, to whom Catherine was a maid of honour.
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  Wives of Henry VIII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The six wives (queens consort) of Henry VIII of England were, in order: Catherine of Aragon (divorced), Anne Boleyn (beheaded), Jane Seymour (died, childbirth fever), Anne of Cleves (annulled), Catherine Howard (beheaded), and Catherine Parr (survived him).
Henry, then a devout Roman Catholic, sought the Pope's approval for an annulment on the grounds that the marriage was invalid because Catherine had first been his brother's wife.
A mnemonic for the fates of Henry's wives is "divorced, beheaded, died—divorced, beheaded, survived".
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 Henry VIII
Henry VII had been slow to pay his part of the arrangement and her parents were refusing to send the marriage portion of plate and gold.
Henry was just shy of 18 years old when he became king, and had been preparing for it from the time of his older brother Arthur's death.
Henry consoled himself by going to war against France, hoping to emulate his ancestors Edward III and Henry V. Henry met with some success in France, but while he was distracted on the Continent, his Scottish brother-in-law James IV used the opportunity to attack.
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 THE HENRY VIII PAGE
She lived in poverty at Henry 's court, and was in the process of returning to Spain when Henry VII died and the new king, Henry VIII, took her as his bride.
Henry, desperate for an heir, and in love with Anne Boleyn, a maid of honour to Catherine, began to have his subjects who refused to swear to the Act of Supremacy put to death.
Henry gave her the chance to admit to a previous marriage with her cousin, which would have made her marriage to him non-existent, and the charges of treason non-existent as well.
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 Henry VIII
Henry VII had been slow to pay his part of the arrangement and her parents were refusing to send the marriage portion of plate and gold.
Henry was just shy of 18 years old when he became king, and had been preparing for it from the time of his older brother Arthur's death.
Henry consoled himself by going to war against France, hoping to emulate his ancestors Edward III and Henry V. Henry met with some success in France, but while he was distracted on the Continent, his Scottish brother-in-law James IV used the opportunity to attack.
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 The Last Three Wives of Henry VIII
One of the women who met Henry's criteria was Anne of Cleves, the sister ofthe Duke of Cleves, a potential ally, and when he sent Hans Holbein to paint her portrait, he was sufficiently pleased with her looks to have a marriage contract drafted.
Her willingness to acquiesce to Henry's plans ensured that she escaped the fate of her successor, and after the marriage was dissolved (only six months after the wedding) she received the honourary title of "King's Sister," and was given property, including lands that had previously belonged to Anne Boleyn.
Katherine Parr, Henry's sixth wife, was the daughter of Thomas Parr of Kendal, a country squire who had served both Henry VII and Henry VIII.
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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain and she came to England in 1501 at the age of 16 to marry Henry VII's eldest son and heir to the throne, Arthur.
Catherine was divorced by Henry in 1533 and died in 1536.
Henry was 49 years old, overweight and unable to walk far due to his weight and an injury to his leg that festered and refused to heal.
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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII
As Henry VIII needed a son to provide a male heir to the throne, and as his advisors deemed Catherine to be past the age of child-birth, Henry tried to persuade her to become a Nun.
Their relationship after the birth of Henry's second daughter started to deteriorate, but when she gave birth to a still-born son, Henry was convinced that God thought that his marriage was wrong, because the annulment had been wrong, and that he was cursing him by not giving him a son.
Henry was still in mourning for Jane when Thomas Cromwell, his Chief Minister, persuaded Henry to marry Anne of Cleves to make an alliance with Germany, as Anne's father was the Duke of Cleves.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Alison Weir - Six Wives of Henry VIII at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The wives, daughters and relatives of Henry VIII are better documented and biographied than most women of that, or, unfortunately, most time periods.
The stories of the wives flowed nicely one into the other, and the interesting day-to-day details of their lives, things that might be of little interest to most biographers, were included.
The wives, Henry and their children were shown, warts and all, with an emphasis on personal choices, and not the very real political underpinnings that are the emphasis of most books on Henry and his domestic comedies/tragedies.
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 King Henry VIII: Biography, Portraits, Primary Sources
So Henry VIII, crowned king at the prime of his life, just eighteen years old and physically magnificent with more enthusiasm and energy than most of his contemporaries, became a conflicted and confused man. But it is a shame to let the last twenty years of his life color the interpretation of his entire life.
Henry was formally promised in marriage to Katharine on 23 June 1503; the treaty stated that he would marry Katharine on his fifteenth birthday, 28 June 1505, and that her parents send over 100,000 crowns worth of plate and jewels in addition to the dowry she had given when married to Prince Arthur.
Henry's younger sister Mary, the most beautiful of the Tudor children, had been betrothed to Ferdinand's nephew, the duke of Burgundy, but now Henry made peace with France and promised Mary to Louis XII, three times her age and suffering from gout.
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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Henry's quest to secure a divorce and his determination to marry Anne Boleyn led to his repudiation of the authority of the Pope, the fall of Wolsey and the eventual triumph of Protestantism in England.
Henry is alleged to have had affairs with both her mother and her sister.
Henry's marriage to Anne of Cleves was a farce that led to a tragedy.
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 The Last Three Wives of Henry VIII
Henry's emissaries in foreign courts were instructed to send him reports detailing the qualities of various foreign ladies.
One of the women who met Henry's criteria was Anne of Cleves, the sister ofthe Duke of Cleves, a potential ally, and when he sent Hans Holbein to paint her portrait, he was sufficiently pleased with her looks to have a marriage contract drafted.
Her willingness to acquiesce to Henry's plans ensured that she escaped the fate of her successor, and after the marriage was dissolved (only six months after the wedding) she received the honourary title of "King's Sister," and was given property, including lands that had previously belonged to Anne Boleyn.
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 Henry VIII and his Wives
Henry took the unprecedented step of declaring Bessie's son to be legitimate and bestowing the title of Duke of Richmond on him.
It was on the basis of this portrait that Henry VIII chose her to be his fourth Queen.
Henry did, however, treat her kindly during his lifetime, granting her the estates of Kemsing, Seal, and Hever and ensuring that her expenses were met.
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   Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived        (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cromwell convinced Henry to open an investigation upon his wife, and Anne was charged with incest and adultery and was nearly burned at the stake before Henry demoted her death to a simple beheading in 1536.
Henry selected her inspite of her love for Thomas Seymour, and despite that love she was a devoted wife to Henry when they married in 1544.
Keeping Henry entertained with arguments of theology - she was nearly put on trial for showing interest in other religeons - Catherine even mended tears in the fabric of the royal family, drawing Elizabeth and Mary back to court and having their order of legitimacy maintained, no matter the legacy of their mothers.
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 The Six Wives
Henry's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, was Anne of Cleves's maid of honor.
Pope Clement VII refused to annul Henry's marriage to Catherine.
Henry's marriage to Anne was annulled on July 9, 1540, and he and Catherine were secretly married on July 28.
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 Wives of Henry VIII
Henry was betrothed to Catherine by his father in 1509 and they had a daughter Mary who will later become Queen Mary 1.
Anne Boleyn, a young and beautiful lady-in-waiting to the former queen, was married to Henry in 1533 and bore him Elizabeth who was later to become Queen Elizabeth 1.
Anne of Cleaves and Henry were married in 1540 to form a tie between England and the Protestant princes of Germany.
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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII, A New (I Hope) Perspective
The history of the oft-married King Henry VIII of England is not the saga of unbridled lust, heedless egotism and thoughtless persecution which is often popularly depicted.
Henry VIII evidently believed (or chose to believe, or chose to claim that he believed) that his overriding objective in marrying six times was the begetting of the male heir many were convinced was needed to ensure stability in England after the turmoil of the Wars of the Roses.
Henry seems to have had a yearning for romance, instilled in him as a second son who was never destined to rule.
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 Who were the Wives of Henry VIII?
The six women who were sequentially married to King Henry VIII of England are often collectively referred to as “the wives of Henry VIII.” They are also known as the Queens consort, a reference to their position as powerless partners of the King.
Henry VIII petitioned for an annulment from Rome, which was denied, so the king ordered a religious court in England to be the judge; in 1533, his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was annulled, and she died only three years later.
This combination of traits led to Henry VIII's eventual dissatisfaction with the marriage, and charges of treason were concocted against her, causing her to be executed in 1536.
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 The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Nostalgia Central
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII was first broadcast by the BBC in 1970 and became one of its most celebrated historical drama serials.
His challenge was to portray Henry at the different stages of his life, beginning with the athletic 18-year-old monarch and culminating in the oversize 56-year-old tyrant plagued by a variety of physical ailments.
No one twigged that Henry's mink robes were really made of rabbit fur, or that the fabulous jewels adorning his hats and coats were humble washers and screws sprayed with paint.
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 IMA Hero: Henry VIII HH
Henry VIII was the King of England from 1509 to 1547.
Henry VIII was born in Greenwich Place, England, on June 28, 1491.
Henry was not the heir to the throne because he was the second son.
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 Six Wives of Henry VII, The
The task for the actor was to portray Henry at the different stages of his life, beginning with the athletic 18-year-old monarch and culminating in the oversize 56-year-old tyrant plagued by a variety of physical ailments.
No one, it seemed, twigged that Henry's mink robes were really made of rabbit fur, or that the fabulous jewels studding his hats and coats were humble washers and screws sprayed with paint.
Whatever the criticisms, the success of The Six Wives of Henry VIII brought stardom to Michell and also did much to establish the BBC's cherished reputation for ambitious and historically authentic costume drama, consolidated a year later by the equally-acclaimed series Elizabeth R, starring Glenda Jackson as Henry's daughter.
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 Royalty.nu - Tudor Royal History - Henry VIII and His Six Wives
Henry was a doting father and didn't seem to blame Catherine for her failure to bear healthy sons.
Norfolk, a brother-in-law of Henry VII, was the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard.
Henry VIII, the League of Schmalkalden, and the English Reformation by Rory McEntegart.
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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wives of Henry VIII, the actual marriages of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV series), the BBC TV series
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (album), the album by Rick Wakeman
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 Henry VIII of England
Henry expected Anne to be grateful to him for making her Queen, in view of all the sacrifices he and so many others had made.
Henry was devastated by Jane's death, but within two years, he was seeking a new wife to replace his beloved third Queen.
One of the portraits that pleased Henry was that of Anne of Cleves.
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 An interactive site designed for 7-10 year olds to learn some facts about the Tudors, Henry VIII and his wives
Henry fell in love with Anne when she was a servant in the Queens Household in 1522.
Henry soon got fed up with Anne, (apparently she was really grumpy!) so he accused her of meeting other men.
There is a letter from Anne begging Henry to believe in her innocence but he didn't and in 1536 she was beheaded.
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 Poet: Henry VIII Tudor - All poems of Henry VIII Tudor
Poet: Henry VIII Tudor - All poems of Henry VIII Tudor
Henry was seen to be (in that era) vigorous and hansome.
Henry should have written one poem each to his six wives.
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 London - the king henry VIII
was the youngest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.
and Henry VIII was excommunicated by the Pope.
The famous conflict between Henry VIII and Scotland in 1545 is the result of the failure of his marriage with
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