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Unformatted text preview: HE NRY V I I I’s “GREAT MATTER” I. The Life of Henry VI I I (ruled 1509-1547) I I. Henry VI I I’s Faith I I I. Henry VI I I’s Church Background: Wives of Henry V I I I:- 6 wives in his lifetime:- 1 st wife of Henry VII I: Catherine of Aragon (daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain). o Woman of deep catholic faith o Very well-educated and was a prominent political failure. o Henry sees in Catherine: Failure to give birth to a son. ***This will be a primary reason for Henry’s split from the Church, because no woman could produce a male heir, and Henry VII I was convinced no woman could successfully rule over England. - 2 nd wife of Henry VII I: Anne Boleyn o Does not produce a male heir- 3 rd wife of Henry VII I: Jane Seymour o DOES produce a male heir. The only woman to do so.- 4 th wife of Henry VII I: Anne of Cleves. o Henry VIII instantly dislikes her when she arrives. She strikes a deal with Henry VIII to become his “sister”, and lived an independent life - 5 th wife of Henry VII I: Catherine Howard o First cousin of Anne Boleyn. o Accused of adultery, and beheaded. (Which she was guilty of.)- 6 th wife of Henry VII I: Catherine Parr o Marries out of duty to England, to take care of the king in his old age. Takes care of all of Henry’s children from his past marriages, and makes sure they get an education. I. The Life of Henry V I I • 1491-1509-1547 • Henry VII and Elizabeth of York o Parents of Henry VII I o Arthur Tudor – great hope for Henry VII, as well as his favorite. o Henry VIII is originally the “spare” in the eyes of Henry VII. • Arthur Tudor marries Catherine of Aragon o Treaty of Medina del Campo o When Arthur was very young, Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon (Ferdinand and Isabella) are married. Included in the deal is a large wedding dowry from Catherine. Henry VII spends the dowry. So when Arthur dies, Ferdinand and Isabella want the dowry back. However, Henry VII already spent the dowry. Side Story: I t is illegal for Henry VII I to marry his brother’s wife, if Arthur and Catherine had a sexual relationship. • Henry VII tells Ferdinand and Isabella that the evidence to prove that Catherine of Aragon was fake....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course HIST 103g taught by Professor Harkness during the Spring '07 term at USC.
- Spring '07
- Henry VIII