Henry VIII and His Six Wives

The Six Wives of Henry VIII:
  1. Catherine of Aragon (married Greenwich Palace 11 June 1509; annulled 23 May 1533) - One daughter Queen Mary
  2. Anne Boleyn (married Westminster Abbey 25 January 1533; annulled 17 May 1536) beheaded on 19 May 1536 - daughter Queen Elizabeth I
  3. Jane Seymour (married York 30 May 1536; Jane Seymour died 24 October 1537) - son King Edward VI
  4. Anne of Cleves (married 6 January 1540; annulled 9 July 1540)
  5. Catherine Howard (married Hampton Court 28 July 1540; annulled 23 November 1541) beheaded on 13 February 1542
  6. Catherine Parr (married Hampton Court 12 July 1543; Henry VIII died 28 January 1547)
A mnemonic for the fates of Henry's wives is
"divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived".

An alternative version is "King Henry the Eighth, to six wives he was wedded: One died, one survived, two divorced, two beheaded". (Or, more succinctly, "Two beheaded, one died, two divorced, one survived.")

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