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Henry VIII and his Six Wives: Betrayal and Jealousy Henry VIII had six wives and each of them witnessed the king’s level of betrayal and some saw his jealousy. Catherine of Aragon, his first wife, pleased him for several years and even gave him a female heir, Mary, but that was not enough to keep him close. He betrayed Catherine’s love with at least three affairs. Henry cast the ultimate betrayal by claiming the marriage was never real and proceeded to have an open affair and proclaim his love for one of Catherine’s ladies. He cast Catherine aside and had the marriage annulled. Henry was jealous of the power of the Pope so he turned his back on the church and claimed himself supreme ruler of England and the Protestant Church of England. With Catherine banished, Henry and Anne Boleyn, now his second wife, became the rulers and the parents of Elizabeth. But, Henry soon feels jealous of Anne’s other interests which include treason by plotting against the king and the rumor of her affair with her own brother. Anne has become an annoyance to Henry so he

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