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Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk by Hans Holbein the Younger: Uncle of both Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

Henry VIII at the age of 12 before he married Catherine of Aragon. Surely he looks elder then  our children at his age. But at Tudor time children started to wear the same gowns as grown-ups did at the age of 4; at 8 they spoke several languages; at 14 they were recognized old enough to marry and have children.

Henry VIII - encyclopedia article about Henry VIII.// Eighteen year-old Henry after his coronation in 1509

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 .

Portrait of Dorothea Meyer, nee Kannengiesser - Hans Holbein the Younger - WikiPaintings.org

transistoradio: Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of a Woman from Southern Germany, c. 1523 Collection of Mauritshuis Royal Picture Galler. by rowena

Said to be Queen Mary I, Daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. (c) Museums Sheffield; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Mary I February 1516 – 17 November was the Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. Her executions of Protestants led to the posthumous sobriquet "Bloody Mary".

Anne of Cleves, ca. 1539   (Hans Holbein the Younger) (1497-1543) Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Anne of Cleves (German: Anna; 22 September – 16 July was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The marriage was never consummated, and she was not crowned queen consort.

When Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509 he was just shy of his 18th birthday. He was tall, robust, handsome and athletic. Yet when the infamous King died on 28th January 1547 he weighed about 178kg and had a waist measurement of 52 inches and a chest measurement of about 53 inches. So how did this decline in Henry VIII's physical appearance happen? As a young man, Henry VIII was considered to be the most handsome prince in Europe. He was tall, standing at six foot two which was taller ...

Henry VIII, in a portrait made c. during his nearly 24 year marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

Edward VI, the last Tudor King. Son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour and younger half brother of Queen Elizabeth I.

Portrait of Edward VI as Prince of Wales Oil Painting - Hans Holbein the Younger

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