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Unformatted text preview: Why did Henry VIII marry six times? Henry VIII Henry VIII He was big and handsome and wore fine clothes He loved games, horse­riding 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 ...
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