Henrys fourth marriage bore similarities to his first Anne of Cleves was a

Henrys fourth marriage bore similarities to his first

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Henry’s fourth marriage bore similarities to his first. Anne of Cleves was a political bride, chosento cement an alliance with her brother, the ruler of a Protestant duchy in Germany. The marriage only lasted a few days before Henry had it annulled. He then married Catherine Howard, but twoyears later she too was beheaded for treason and adultery.In the last years of his reign Henry grew moody, obese and suspicious, hobbled by personal intrigues and by the persistent leg wound from his jousting injury. His final marriage, to the widow Catherine Parr in 1543, saw his reconciliation with Mary and Elizabeth, who were restored to the line of succession.Henry VIII: Death and Legacy Henry VIII died on his 56th birthday, January 28, 1547. His 9-year-old son Edward VI succeededhim as king but died six years later. Mary I spent her five-year reign steering England back into the Catholic fold, but Elizabeth I, the longest-reigning of the Tudor monarchs, re-entrenched her father’s religious reforms.Citation InformationArticle TitleHenry VIII AuthorHistory.com Editors
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Website NameHISTORYURLAccess DateMay 25, 2019PublisherA&E Television NetworksLast UpdatedMay 14, 2019Original Published DateNovember 9, 2009
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