Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder)

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Iconic image of Henry VIII in confrontational stance leaving us in no doubt who is in charge! Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne Boleyn (beheaded); Jane Seymour (died); Anne of Cleves (divorced); Catherine Howard (beheaded); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

Henry VIII's break from Rome King Henry VIII's six wives. Catherine of Aragon (divorced); Anne of Cleves (divorced); and Catherine Parr (predeceased by Henry VIII).

On this day 11th June, 1509, seventeen year old King Henry VIII married twenty three year old Catherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur's widow, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace

On June, seventeen year old King Henry VIII married twenty three year old Catherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur's widow, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace

The Six Wives in Parliament, via Flickr-the paintings of Henry VIII's six wives in the Parliament, Westminster

king henry the viii wives-these come from an interesting series of portraits-I forgot the artist's name though!

American Duchess one of the BEST blogs for historical clothing info

Henry VIII: 1537 by Hans Holbein the Younger (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) - Renaissance . and yes Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg.

Anne of Cleves. Henry VIII 4th wife. Henry VIII remained single for over two years after Jane Seymour's death. Henry decided to have a contract drawn up for his marriage to Anne in order to gain an ally in the reformation of the church. Although the King of France and the Emperor had gone back to their usual state of animosity, Henry proceeded with the match. The marriage took place on January 6, 1540. Henry did not find his new bride attractive and had the marriage annulled.

Anne of Cleves - Holbein - Wife number four for Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves is shown wearing German dress. She was lucky enough to alienate Henry before marriage so he .

To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on  a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.

8 Gruelling Facts About King Henry VIII- London Dungeon by far my favorite place.

Henry VIII is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windosr Castle, not in Westminster Abbey (where one might expect). Jane Seymour is buried with him.

Henry VIII is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windosr Castle, not in Westminster Abbey (where one might expect). Jane Seymour is buried with him.

Critically-acclaimed: Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII in The Tudors

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in suicide attempt: The Tudors star is rushed to hospital after a bid to take his own life

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

My Bullen ancestors are supposed to be related to Anne Boleyn, therefore Elizabeth I. ALady House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

Information and facts about Henry...good idea for history classes and graphics!

Understanding King Henry VIII’s colourful reign in a nutshell - he led a colorful and controversial reign.

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II amazing that during the war many relatives lived in rival countries

Thornbury Castle . Slept in the same room that Henry the VIII and Anne Bolyn slept in .  Stayed here in 2001.  Felt "spirits" several times.  Creepy and interesting.

Thornbury Castle, the room where Henry VIII & Anne Bolyn slept, S Gloucestershire, England. Begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. Now the 'Thornbury Castle Hotel' the only Tudor castle hotel in England

Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour.Crowned at 9,he died at 15 of tuberculosis or pneumonia,and named Lady Jane Grey his (9 day) successor, ignoring both his half sisters. Although he only reigned for 6 years, he solidified the protestant religion in England that remained intact despite the efforts of his ultimate successor, the Catholic Queen Mary.

King Henry VIII and His Six Wives—Love, Marriage, and Children

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