Key Points & Overview
- ‘Divorced, beheaded, passed away; divorced, beheaded, survived’: this saying sums up the connection Henry VIII had along with his spouses.
- Henry VIII’s wives were: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr.
Catherine of Aragon
Their wedding had been carried call at purchase to bolster the connection between England and Spain. In reality, Catherine ended up being the child of Isabella We of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, and came to be on 16, 1485 december. The young Catherine travelled much around Spain since her parents were fighting against the Muslims in Granada (Lewis 2017) during her childhood. As a result, she had not been in a position to formally engage her time educating and studying by herself. Nevertheless, she ended up being mentored by ‘European humanists’ (Lewis 2017). The young woman had been in a position to talk in a number of languages including Latin, Spanish, English, and French; and has also been instructed in theology and philosophy.
In 1498, a wedding was arranged between Catherine in addition to Prince Arthur, and their union ended up being officialise in 1501 november. Nevertheless, their marriage had been never ever consumed, and for that reason, she surely could marry their cousin Henry VIII, in 1509. Continue Reading