Which of the six wives of King Henry VIII are you?

Hopefully you're one that survived.

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Created By WTTW
On Mar 29, 2017

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Katherine of Aragon

Katherine of Aragon

Divorced by Henry so that he could marry Anne Boleyn, Katherine was Europe's first female ambassador, commissioned a book on women's right to education, and was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

In order to marry Anne, Henry broke off from the Catholic Church, forming the Anglican Church. She was influential at court, especially in dealing with foreign ambassadors. When she failed to produce a male heir, however, Henry had her beheaded on charges of treason and adultery.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Jane took on a much more domestic role than Henry's previous wives, both of whom she served as an attendant. Quiet and gentle, she was especially known for her needlework. She died after giving birth to Henry's only legitimate son.

Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves

Anne was German royalty, and her marriage was diplomatic. It lasted only seven months, ostensibly because Henry found her unattractive. However, she outlived all of Henry's other wives--marriage to him was a dangerous prospect.

Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard

Jane was only 16 or 17 when she married Henry, and lasted barely more than a year before he had her beheaded on charges of adultery. Contemporaries described her as vivacious, delightful, and loving to dance.

Catherine Parr

Catherine Parr

Henry's last wife, Catherine was well-educated and devout. She published an English translation of the Psalms as well as two other books on religious topics. She mastered multiple languages: French, Latin, Italian, Spanish, in additional to her native English.