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Changed the course of England with his lust.    Henry VIII succeeded his father, Henry VII as the second Tudor monarch. Henry’s six wives and marriages were driven as much by a need for sons as infatuation. In order. his wives were Catherine or Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard and Katherine Parr. Two ended by execution, and ultimately caused a schism with Rome and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Parliament proclaimed Henry head of the Church in England…

Thumbnail color image of Henry VIII aka. Henry VIII of England, Henry Tudor, by George Stuart.

Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I by lnor19, via Flickr

Being Bess: Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother Anne Boleyn

Queen Elizabeth I - This is a portrait not often seen.  The red velvet gown and cape would have been fabulously expensive in Elizabeth's time, a vivid reminder to all who saw this portrait of her status and importance.

"Queen Elizabeth I of England in Parliament Robes w/ Her Favorite Feather Fan" -- Circa -- Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger -- Oil on panel -- Helmingham Hall -- Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK.

King Henry VIII Costume. As Henry grew older his health suffered, contributing to his weight increasing dramatically, no longer the energetic man of his youth.

As Henry grew older his health suffered, contributing to his weight increasing dramatically, no longer the energetic man of his youth.

Catherine Parr coloring by VelkokneznaMaria on deviantART

The and final Queen of King Henry VIII of England. Noble and Illustrious, a true Queen whom Henry trusted with his life. She helped to continue the reformation of England and was a great influence and role model for her step-child, Queen Elizabeth I.

Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle-EXCERPT:Anne Boleyn was convicted of treason and executed on May 19, 1536. Henry announced his betrothal to Jane Seymour the next day, May 20. They were married on May 30 and Jane Seymour was pronounced Queen Consort on June 4, which was also the public announcement of the marriage. She was never officially crowned as queen, perhaps because Henry was waiting until after the birth of a male heir for such a ceremony.

Jane Seymour, Third Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle , based on every verified portrait and sketch of her, believed to be as authentic as possible.

The Jewel Anne Boleyn sent to King Henry VIII depicting a woman on a ship in a storm tossed sea signifying that she was willing to brave the tempest with Henry and he was the diamond guiding the ship as her protector.

The reconstruction of the jewel Anne Boleyn sent to King Henry VIII depicting a woman on a ship in a storm tossed sea signifying that she was willing to brave the tempest with Henry and he was the diamond guiding the ship as her protector.

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. Queen Catherine of Aragon, Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen Jane Seymour, Queen Anne of Cleves, Queen Catherine Howard and Queen Catherine Parr.

Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537) was the third wife of Henry VIII.  She was not educated as highly as Henry's previous wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. She could read and write a little. She died 30 y.o.,less than two weeks after the birth of her son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and was buried beside Henry in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir to survive…

Sweet docile Jane Seymour, Henry's favourite wife and the only one who was kind to the motherless and lonely Princess Mary. She died giving birth to Henry's longed for male heir, later King Edward VI.

Katherine of Aragon (1st wife of Henry the 8th~wax figure)

Good Queen Katherine Wife no. Katherine of Aragon, daughter of The Catholic Kings, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. Henry divorced her, bastardised their daughter Princess Mary and broke with Rome to marry his mistress Anne Boleyn.

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