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King Henry VIII and his wives~

June 29, 1509: Death of Margaret Beaufort. She was the mother of Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII, and it was through her that the Tudors traced their regal lineage. She briefly served as regent for her grandson (who was only 17 when his father died), but died herself only 4 days after his coronation.

Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, grandmother of Henry VIII, Margaret, and Mary Tudor

Flickriver: Photoset 'Tudor and Stuart-era People' by lisby1

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The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

Catherine Howard was beheaded with a single stroke, and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, where the bodies of her cousins, Anne and George Boleyn, also lay Francis I of France wrote a letter to Henry, regretting the "lewd and naughty behaviour of the Queen" and advising him that "the lightness of women cannot bend the honour of men".

Katherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She was different than Henry’s other wives in that sense that she had a caring and motherly nature, which is exactly what Henry needed during his aging years. Henry was 51-years-old when Kathryn Howard was executed; he was getting sick and suffering from an ulcerated leg. Katherine acted as a nursing companion during Henry’s remaining years. Birth: 1512 Married: 12 July 1543 Widowed: 28 Janary 1547 Died: 5 September 1548

Arthur Tudor Prince of Wales c 1500. Older brother of Henry VIII, he died before he could become king. He was also the first husband of Katherine of Aragon.