On this day 11th June, 1509, seventeen year old King Henry VIII married twenty three year old Catherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur's widow, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace

On June, seventeen year old King Henry VIII married twenty three year old Catherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur's widow, in the Queen's Closet at Greenwich Palace

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder)

The Six Wives in Parliament, via Flickr-the paintings of Henry VIII's six wives in the Parliament, Westminster

king henry the viii wives-these come from an interesting series of portraits-I forgot the artist's name though!

Anne of Cleves. Henry VIII 4th wife. Henry VIII remained single for over two years after Jane Seymour's death. Henry decided to have a contract drawn up for his marriage to Anne in order to gain an ally in the reformation of the church. Although the King of France and the Emperor had gone back to their usual state of animosity, Henry proceeded with the match. The marriage took place on January 6, 1540. Henry did not find his new bride attractive and had the marriage annulled.

Anne of Cleves - Holbein - Wife number four for Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves is shown wearing German dress. She was lucky enough to alienate Henry before marriage so he .

To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on  a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.

8 Gruelling Facts About King Henry VIII- London Dungeon by far my favorite place.

Information and facts about Henry...good idea for history classes and graphics!

Understanding King Henry VIII’s colourful reign in a nutshell - he led a colorful and controversial reign.

Mnemonic for the wives of Henry VIII. A Big Secret Concealing Her Past.. Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr. "Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

5 Easy Ways to Remember the Order of King Henry VIII's Wives

Mnemonic for the wives of Henry VIII. A Big Secret Concealing Her Past.. Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr. "Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

Henry VIII is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windosr Castle, not in Westminster Abbey (where one might expect). Jane Seymour is buried with him.

Henry VIII is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windosr Castle, not in Westminster Abbey (where one might expect). Jane Seymour is buried with him.

Thornbury Castle . Slept in this room that Henry the VIII and Anne Bolyn slept in .

Thornbury Castle, the room where Henry VIII & Anne Bolyn slept, S Gloucestershire, England. Begun in 1511 as a home for Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham. Now the 'Thornbury Castle Hotel' the only Tudor castle hotel in England

The Tudors King Henry played by Johnathan Rhys Meyers

King Henry VIII of England portrayed by Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers --- The Tudors -- an Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst for Showtime cable.

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II

All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II amazing that during the war many relatives lived in rival countries

Letter from Anne Boleyn to King Henry VIII, During her Imprisonment in the Tower, 6 May 1536.

Letter from Anne Boleyn to King Henry VIII, During her Imprisonment in the Tower, 6 May 1536.

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII approximately 1540, noticeably bigger than that of in his early 20's. New research has shown that by the age of 45, Henry VII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections   Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1134222/King-size-Henry-VIIIs-armour-reveals-52in-girth--paid-terrible-price.html#ixzz3PbeoHV4P

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Suit of armour worn by King Henry VIII circ New research has shown that by the age of Henry VIII's weight had started to balloon as he suffered increasingly from chronic constipation and his body succumbed to hideous sores and repeated infections

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

Henry VIII's suit of armour, Italian made. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - now that is one heck of a suit of armor!

King Henry VIII loved to play football and had a pair of football boots made for him costing 4 shillings (about £100).

King Henry VIII loved to play football (that's soccer to all my American readers) and had a pair of football boots made for him costing 4 shillings (about

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