Six Wives of Henry VIII

Wife #1: Catherine of Aragon Marriage Status: Divorced Parents: Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Born: 16 December 1485 Marriage: King Henry VIII: 11 June 1509 Marriage Dissolved: 1533 Death: 7 January 1536 Surviving Children: Mary I of England "In this world I will confess myself to be the king’s true wife, and in the next they will know how unreasonably I am afflicted." - Catherine of Aragon, 1532 (courtes [More]

This Day in History: 16 July

1546 - Anne Askew, English Protestant burned at the stake on this day. 1557 - Anne of Cleves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41 On this day in history, the 16th July 1557 (some sources say the 15th), Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves died at her home, Chelsea Old Manor, the former home of Catherine Parr. She was only 41 but she was the last surviving wife of Henry VIII and had survived marriage to the King known for beheading two of h [More]