The first of the six wives was Catherine of Aragon, who was his brother Arthur’s widow. They were married from 1509 until 1533. Though Henry did not want to marry her he couldn’t stop the marriage. The marriage was made official during the first few months of King Henry’s reign (Jokinen). Catherine of Aragon was born December 16, 1485. She was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella. Henry VIII was focused on having a son so that when he became old and could not rule anymore the boy could take over all of his duties. While he was married to Catherine there would be no male heir to follow hi...
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...ext to his true love Jane Seymour.
Henry VIII lived a very interesting life. Research showed the different key aspects of his life consisting of power, politics, religion, the desire for a son, and many wives. Henry VIII left his mark on the world, a world and time that so long ago is really hard to imagine.
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