Wives of Henry VIII A soap opera like no other. Henry VIII.

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<ul><li><p>Wives of Henry VIIIA soap opera like no other</p></li><li><p>Henry VIII</p></li><li><p>Catherine of Aragon( Wife #1 )</p></li><li><p>Catherine of Aragons Mary TudorLots of lost children; only survivor is daughter: Mary</p><p>No Son: So Henry wants a divorce.</p></li><li><p>Pope rejects annulmentPope fears the reaction of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V - who happens to be the nephew of Catherine of Aragon</p></li><li><p>Reformation Parliament1529 -1536Parliament that passed and enabled the major pieces of legislation leading to the English Reformation.</p></li><li><p>1534 Act of SupremacyMade Henry VIII the Head of the Church of EnglandCatholics that refused to accept the Act of Supremacy were executed for treason.Most notable: Sir Thomas More</p></li><li><p>Anne Boleyn( Wife #2 )</p></li><li><p>Anne Boleyns daughter: ElizabethGives birth to a daughter: Elizabeth.</p><p>No one knows it, but Elizabeth will be the greatest ruler of all Henry VIIIs children.</p></li><li><p>Death of Anne BoleynRoyal marriage fell apart when Anne failed to produce an heir to the thrown.</p><p>False charges of adultery surfaced after Catherines death.</p><p>Henry VIII had her beheaded in 1536</p></li><li><p>Jane Seymour( Wife #3 )</p></li><li><p>Death of Jane SeymourGives birth to Henrys son and heir Edward!</p><p>She dies 12 days later.</p><p>Thank you for the son, sorry you died!</p></li><li><p>Anne of Cleves( Wife #4 )</p></li><li><p>Never met before the weddingWedding was arranged as part of an alliance against Emperor Charles VTheir first night as husband and wife was not a happy one; within a few hours he came from the room and announced: "I like her not.Marriage was quickly annulled.</p></li><li><p>Catherine Howard( Wife #5 )</p></li><li><p>Catherine executed for adulteryShe was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry on the grounds of treason, meaning adultery committed while married to the King.</p></li><li><p>Catherine Parr( Wife #6 )</p></li><li><p>Nurse-Maid or Respected Queen?Stories have it that she was a kind lady that cared for the fat and sick Henry VIII until his death in 1547.Historians have questioned this rumor.</p></li></ul>