Wives of Henry Viii

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King Henry VIII of England is most famous for his six wives and desperate attempt to have a son in order to provide an heir to the throne. He spent 38 years of his life jumping from one wife to the next until his death in 1547. Perhaps none of this would have happened if his first wife Catherine was able to successfully give birth to a healthy son in the first place.

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Wives of Henry ViiiApril 2011Europe & the West: Modern EuropeHenry VIII & Catherine of AragonKing Henry VIII of England is most famous for his six wives and desperate attempt to have a son in order to provide an heir to the throne. He spent 38 years of his life jumping from one wife to the next until his death in 1547. Perhaps none of this would have happened if his first wife Catherine was able to successfully give birth to a healthy son in the first place. In my opinion, their relationship is the most fascinating out of any of the other wives. Henry was married to her longer than the other five wives combined and theres no doubt that they had a strong and romantic bond. However, this all ended with one of the most famous divorces in history. It all began with Henrys older brother Arthur. When he was just two years old, he was already chosen to marry Catherine of Aragon. She was the daughter of Isabella and Ferdinand who were the joint rulers of Spain (nndb). Immediately after she was born they began to search for someone with political rank to marry her. Since Arthur was eventually going to become the King of England, they decided that he was the best choice. The

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