To ask other readers questions about The Six Wives of Henry VIII, please sign up. end. before reading this book, what i knew about henry VIII came mostly from clear when Weir describes the way Henry felt about Anne of Cleves, his wife. Start by marking “Henry VIII and His Six Wives” as Want to Read: Janet Hardy-Gould is a published author of children's books. Published credits of Janet Hardy-Gould include King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Oxford Bookworms Starters), Henry VIII and His Six Wives. Henry VIII and his Six Wives is available on audio CD ISBN Printed in Hong books and bring them back to my house. Margaret, my new.
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Guy hunts down facts with John Guy is recognised as one of Britain's most exciting and scholarly historians, bringing the past to life with the written word and on the broadcast media with accomplished ease. Guy hunts down facts with forensic skill, he doesn't just recite historical moments as they stand; he brings names and faces to life in all their human achievements and weaknesses.
He looks for the killer clues so we can see how history unfolded.
Like a detective on the trail of a crime, he teases out what makes his subjects tick. With his intimate knowledge of the archives, his speciality is uncovering completely fresh lines of enquiry. He's never content to repeat what we already know but rather, he goes that extra step to solve history's riddles. He takes you on a journey to the heart of the matter. By Henry's paternal descent from another of John of Gaunt's children, John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset , the two were also fourth cousins once removed.
Catherine showed herself to be the restorer of Henry's court as a family home for his children. Catherine was determined to present the royal household as a close-knit one in order to demonstrate strength through unity to Henry's opposers.
Such was Henry's trust in Catherine that he chose her to rule as Regent while he was attending to the war in France and in the unlikely event of the loss of his life, she was to rule as Regent until nine-year-old Edward came of age.
Catherine also has a special place in history as she was the most married queen of England, having had four husbands in all; Henry was her third. She had been widowed twice before marrying Henry. After Henry's death, she married Thomas Seymour , uncle of Edward VI of England , to whom she had formed an attachment prior to her marriage with Henry.
She had one child by Seymour, Mary , and died shortly after childbirth. Lady Mary's history is unknown, but she is not believed to have survived childhood. Henry was distantly related to all six of his wives through their common ancestor, King Edward I of England ,  through more than one ancestor.
The sinister supporter came from the coat of arms of her father , Ferdinand II of Aragon , who displayed his shield on the breast of a single-headed Apostolic eagle displayed. Catherine's badges were a commemoration of the conquest of Granada from the Moors , where a victory was gained by the superiority of the Spanish archers.
Both badges were combined with the Tudor rose Henry's dynastic symbol. The noted antiquarian and heraldist Charles Boutell commented that the: It is a striking illustration of the degenerate condition of Heraldry under the second Tudor Sovereign. The sinister supporter was a heraldic creature from the badge of the Boleyn, as descended from Earls of Ormond Butler.
An alternative set of supporters for Queen Jane was reportedly: Alternatively the arms of Cleves is used only, the blazon: Her badge was granted by the King, it combined the Tudor rose badge of Henry with a previous one used by the Queen's family.
The House of Parr has assumed as a badge "a maiden's head, couped below the breasts, vested in ermine and gold, her hair of the last, and her temples encircled with red and white roses.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For a more complete list of consorts, see List of English consorts. Main article: Catherine of Aragon.
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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. The Peerage. Descent from Edward I". Retrieved from " https: Hidden categories: All articles lacking reliable references Articles lacking reliable references from October Articles lacking reliable references from February CS1: Namespaces Article Talk. The Spanish sovereigns were well aware of the potential advantages to themselves of such an alliance, but they were in no hurry to make a commitment.
Ferdinand was as wily a politician as Henry Tudor, and was not prepared to sign any treaties until he could be sure that the English King was firmly established on his throne. There was, however, something that Ferdinand desired very much, and that was military assistance against the French. A Spanish herald, Ruy Machado, was moved to comment on the charming impression made on the envoys by both the little girl and her mother, the Queen. Ferdinand and Isabella were impressed by their reports, but still not happy about sending their daughter to a realm whose king might be deposed at any time.
The alliance was ratified, and the dowry confirmed, by the Treaty of Medina del Campo, which was signed by the Spanish sovereigns on 27 March Her son by Henry succeeded his father as John I, and married his cousin, Isabella of Portugal; they were the parents of Isabella of Castile. Isabella had been born into a land ravaged by war, both dynastic and holy.
Her brother, Henry IV, was a spineless weakling, and her mother went insane when she was a girl. Fortunately, in a marriage was arranged for Isabella with her cousin, Ferdinand of Aragon, a vigorous youth eleven months her junior.
The new Queen was of middle height with a good figure that would soon be ruined by ten pregnancies in quick succession. She had skin so fair it looked white, and her eyes were a greeny blue. She was graceful, beautiful, modest and pious, but was also blessed with a sense of humour and boundless energy.
In , the King of Aragon died and Ferdinand succeeded him. Thus, for the first time in her history, Spain became united under centralised rule, with only the Moorish Kingdom of Granada refusing allegiance to the sovereigns. The reconquest of this Infidel bastion was to be the great enterprise of their reign, to which they would devote most of their time and resources. Campaign followed campaign, with the ever growing family of the King and Queen being trailed after them in the wake of their army, from city to city, through inhospitable and hostile territory, the monarchs themselves sometimes suffering gruelling privation in their quest for a holy victory.
This left the Queen with little time to devote to her children. Her first child, Isabella, was born in , and was followed in rapid succession over the next fifteen years by nine others.
Sadly, all the campaigning took its toll: However, the rest grew to maturity. An heir to the throne, the Infante John, was born in ; then there was Juana, born in , Maria in , and Katherine who was called Catalina in her native land , born on the night of December in the palace of the Bishop of Toledo at Alcala de Henares, in the midst of war. The Queen had been in the saddle all day, and rose from her bed the day after the birth to go back on the march, consigning her youngest daughter to the care of nurses.
Nevertheless, she cared deeply for all her children, and personally supervised their education.
They, in turn, all loved and respected her, especially Katherine, who grew up to be the most like her in looks and character. While Isabella lived, Katherine had a champion who would consider her welfare and security before all else. In appearance he was of medium height with a wellproportioned body, and had long dark hair and a good complexion. He was genial, charismatic and a good conversationalist.
Like his wife, he possessed great energy which he put to good use on military campaigns but also expended on women. His contemporaries thought him compassionate, yet this did not always extend to his own family; he later abandoned one daughter to penury and had another declared insane in order to seize her kingdom.
He was notorious as a great dissimulator, and for being fond of political intrigue. Yet for all his failings, he loved his wife, and theirs was a dynamic and successful partnership.
The only glimpse we have of Katherine of Aragon during her childhood is at the tournament where she was presented to the English ambassadors. After the conquest of Granada, the four infantas were sent there to live in the Moorish palace of the Alhambra.
There they grew to maturity and were educated among the arched courtyards and splashing fountains where once the caliphs had kept their harem. The Christian princesses rarely left their sunny home, except for the great occasions of state at which their presence was required.
Before her eyes was the image of her pious mother as the supreme example of Christian queenship, an example that Katherine would try to emulate all her life. Ferdinand and Isabella arranged advantageous marriages for all their children, although none turned out as successfully as they had hoped.
Isabella was married in to the Infante Alfonso of Portugal. Although it was an arranged marriage, the young couple quickly fell in love, but their happiness was shattered when, only seven months later, Alfonso was killed after a fall from his horse. In , Isabella died giving birth to a son, the Infante Miguel, who only lived two years.
Juana, the second daughter of the sovereigns, was volatile and highly unstable, yet her parents arranged for her an even more glorious marriage.