Right after their accession, in June 1509, Henry married their brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon

Right after their accession, in June 1509, Henry married their brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon

Key Points & Overview

  • ‘Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived’: this saying sums up the connection Henry VIII had together with spouses.
  • Henry VIII’s spouses had been: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr.

Catherine of Aragon

Their wedding had been carried down in purchase to bolster the connection between England and Spain. Continue reading “Right after their accession, in June 1509, Henry married their brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon”