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the royal children. Henry died about four years after their marriage, and Katharine was able to marry a man whom she truly loved, and probably got the happiest ending out of all of the six. So, were Henry’s six wives “helpless victims” or “ambitious connivers”? Well, the six of them were certainly victims, but helpless is not the right word to describe them. Though victims they may be, each woman found their own way to succeed in life and find their own happiness. Catherine of Aragon found solace and rest in her faith, no matter how bad her situation was. Anne Boelyn was a strong figure on her own, and had a heavy influence in the laws of England, even if not everyone was thrilled with it. Jane Seymore enjoyed a happy, if short marriage with Henry, Anne of Cleves found her own happy ending away from Henry. Catherine Howard, while arguably the most tragic, still got to experience true love in her life, even though it brought about her untimely end. Finally, Katharine Parr was able to marry her true love, and lived happily for the rest of her life. These are not the actions of women who are helpless; they made an impact on history, and their stories will be told for ages to come. Hanson, Marilee. "Anne Boleyn Facts & Biography Of Information" , February 6, 2015 Hanson, Marilee. "Anne of Cleves: Facts, Information, Biography & Portraits" , January 31, 2015 Hanson, Marilee. "Catherine Howard: Facts, Biography, Portraits & Information" , January 31, 2015 Hanson, Marilee. "Jane Seymour – Facts, Biography, Information & Portraits" , February 1, 2015 Hanson, Marilee. "Katharine / Katherine / Catherine of Aragon"
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