J.P.Sommerville

 

The wives of Henry VIII
 

"Divorced, beheaded, died;
Divorced, beheaded, survived"

Katherine of Aragon
married 11 June 1509;
marriage annulled 23 May 1533

Anne Boleyn
married 25 January 1533;
marriage invalidated 17 May 1536;
executed 19 May 1536

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour
married 30 May 1536;
died 24 October 1537
(only days after the birth of Edward on 12 October)

Henry VIII:  born 28 June 1491; acceded to the throne 22 April 1509; died 28 January 1547.

In Henry's opinion, he only had two wives (Jane Seymour and Katherine Parr) - the other marriages being invalid

Anne of Cleves
married 6 January 1540;
marriage annulled 9 July 1540

Catherine Howard
married 28 July 1540;
executed 13 February 1542
(The authenticity of this portrait is in doubt)

Katherine Parr
married 12 July 1543.
Henry died 28 January 1547.
She died in September 1548, after bearing a daughter in August to her second husband

 

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