The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon

born - 16 October,1485 at Alcala de Henares, Spain.

parents - Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castilla.

married - (1) Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales,1501 at St. Paul's Cathedral, London.

(2) Henry VIII, 11 June,1509 at Greenwich Palace, Kent.

issue -

(i) Henry b.1 January,1511 d. 22 February,1511.

(ii) Henry Duke of Cornwall b.& d.1513.

(iii)Duke of Cornwall b,& d.1515.

(iv) Mary I b.18 February,1516 r.1553-1558.

(v) Daughter b. & d. 10 November,1518.


23 May,1533 as incestuous and uncanonical.

died- 7 January,1536 probably of cancer, at Kimbolton Castle, Hunts.

buried- Peterborough Cathedral.

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Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

born- circa 1500-1502 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk.


Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Elizabeth Howard.

married- Henry VIII, 25 January,1533, at York Palace, London.


(i) Elizabeth I b.7 September,1533 r.1558-1603.

(ii) stillborn son 29, january, 1536.

annulled- 17 May,1536.

died- 19 May,1536, executed for high treason, Tower Green, Tower of London.

buried- Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London.

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Jane Seymour

Jane Semour

born- circa 1507-1509 probably at Wulf Hall in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.

parents- Sir John Seymour (St. Maur) and Margery Wentworth.

married- Henry VIII, 30 May, 1536 at Whitehall Palace, London.

issue- Edward VI b.12 October, 1537 r.1547-1553.

died- 24 October,1537 of puerperal fever after childbirth.

buried- St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves

born- 22 September, 1515 at Dusseldorf, Cleves, Germany.

parents- John III, Duke of Cleves and Marie of Julich and Berg.

married- Henry VIII, 6 January, 1540 at Greenwich Palace, London.

annulled 9 July, 1540 on grounds of pre-contact with Duke of Lorraine.

died- 16 July,1557 at Chelsea Old Palace, London, Anne survived Henry.

buried- Westminster Abbey.

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Katherine Howard

Katherine Howard

born- circa 1525 at Lambeth, London or Horsham, Sussex.

parents- Lord Edmund Howard and Jocasta Culpepper.

married- Henry VIII, 28 July, 1540 at Oatlands Palace, London.

died- 13 February, 1542 executed for high treason of Tower Green, Tower of London.

buried- Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London.

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Katherine Parr

born- circa 1512, either at Kendal Castle, Cumbria or Blackfriars, London.

parents- Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Green.


(1) Edward de Burgh, Baron Borough of Gainsborough, 26 June, 1526.

(2) John Neville, Lord Latimer, circa 1530.

(3) Henry VIII, 12 July, 1543 at Hampton Court Palace.

(4) Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudeley, April, 1547.

issue- Mary Seymour b.1548-to 4th husband.

died- 7 September, 1548 at Sudeley Castle of puerperal fever. after childbirth. Katherine survived Henry.

buried- Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire.