Henry_VIIIs_Wives_Notes - Wives Catherine Parr Fun Facts...

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Wives Fun Facts Catherine Parr - Stepmother, nurse, and companion - Sixth and final wife of the king - Queen of England: 1543-1547 - Was the king’s nurse but became his wife instead - Wanted to be his mistress and not his wife - Had a strong influence on the children Katherine Howard - Fifth wife of Henry VIII - Queen for only eighteen months before death - A teenager when married to Henry - Spoiled by the king - Had affairs with three men - One of them her secretary, one of them a member of the household, and another the promised husband - She and her two lovers were caught and beheaded Anne of Cleves - Fourth wife - Member of the German royal house of Cleves - An amazing person but not well educated - Henry didn’t love her and neither did she love him - They became good friends instead and he supported her - Eventually got a divorce and she lived contently in England Jane Seymour - Third wife - Queen of England for a year - Henry loved who she was and she bore him his first son (heir to the throne) - Died of childbed fever after the baby

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