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April 21,1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

April 21,1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII.

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

House of Tudor 1485 - 1603 family tree

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

After Henry took his dead brother Arthur's bride the foundations were laid for one of the most spectacular reigns in English history. He was the perfect Renaissance prince, but his first wife Katherine of Aragon's failure to produce a male heir brought out his darker side and led to his dismantling of the established church in England. By the time of his death, he had married six times.

Henry VIII (1491–1547)  by Hans Holbein the younger  (studio of)

Henry VIII (1491–1547) by Hans Holbein the younger (studio of)

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

Field armor of Henry VIII of England about 1544

To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on  a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.

To my mind, the rumor that Anne Boleyn has got 6 fingers, is a fiction. In that era 6 fingers on a hand meant that person was famous with witchcraft. Henry VIII was a faithful man and as many others was afraid of witches or warlocks. He would never fall in love or marry a witch not only by his own solution but under the certain pressure of his court and church.

Eighteen year-old King Henry VIII after his crowning in 1509, around the date he composed Pastime with Good Company.

Eighteen year-old King Henry VIII after his crowning in 1509, around the date he composed Pastime with Good Company.

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Prince Edward Tudor - King Henry VIII's only legitimate son (with Jane Seymour)

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder),  all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII & his wives ~ finally and exhaustively! All we have to add is that these three Queens were relatives ( Boleyn, Howard, Parr), all these three could be beheaded (Parr was very close to execution and murder), all these three were, probably, the most beloved wives of Henry VIII of England.

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

Henry VIII and his six wives (in order) by reconstruction artist M.A. Ludwig

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