Henry VIII


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(Henry VIII 1491-1547). Henry VIII had six wives who were: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Katheryn Parr. Some people like to remember the order of his wives by saying: Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. The rhyme will also help you to remember how many wives he had.

He had three children: Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. They all had different mothers and they were: Edward-Jane Seymour, Elizabeth-Anne Boleyn and Mary-Catherine of Aragon.

Henry VIII became the king when he was only 17 years old! He lived in Hampton Court Palace in London. Henry died in St James’s palace in Westminster, around 2am on Friday 28th January 1547, age 55.

Henry VII tried to get rid of the Catholic Church so he made his own church, the Church of England. Catholic priests had to hide in Catholic people’s houses. In the people’s houses they would have a special priest holes were if anyone came to the house, like Henry’s soldiers, the priests would hide in the hole while someone was at the door or in the house.




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