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Henry VIII and his six wives: QCA Unit 7 Print page

Henry VIII married six times. His first wife was Catherine of Aragon, a Spanish princess. They had a daughter, Mary. Henry divorced Catherine because she could not give him a son. She was Catholic and the divorce led to a break with Rome.

His second wife was Anne Boleyn. Her daughter later became Queen Elizabeth I. Anne was beheaded on a charge of treason and adultery. His third wife, Jane Seymour, bore Henry a son who later became Edward VI. She died a few days later. Next Henry married a Protestant princess, Anne of Cleves. He divorced her. His fifth wife was Catherine Howard. She was convicted of adultery and executed. His last wife was Catherine Parr, who outlived him.

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