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Henry VIII ("Money, Money, Money" by ABBA)
Wives of King Henry VIII
On his deathbed, Henry VIII reflects upon his long reign, and especially the crucial part his six marriages have played. The bulk of the film is depicted in flashback, while the elderly Henry VIII is surrounded by his family and courtiers waiting for him to die. Henry's first queen is the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon. The young pair are in the midst of celebrating the birth of their son, only to be told that he has died. Henry and Catherine mourn their child together, and hope for another soon. Many years pass, during which time Catherine only manages to produce one living daughter, Mary.
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In common parlance, the wives of Henry VIII were the six queens consort wedded to Henry between and his death in Annulments declare that a true marriage never took place, unlike a divorce, in which a married couple end their union. Henry's first marriage lasted nearly 24 years, while the following five lasted less than 10 years combined. One died, one survived, Two divorced, two beheaded. Boleyn and Howard lost their heads, Anne of Cleves he would not bed, Jane Seymour gave him a son — but died before the week was done, Aragon he did divorce, Which just left Catherine Parr, of course! It is often noted that Catherine Parr survived Henry, but Anne of Cleves also survived him and was the last of his queens to die. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Jane Seymour each gave him one child who survived infancy: two daughters and one son.
However, today he is mostly remembered for having six wives. He was known as a good king but a terrible husband. All his wives were very unhappy. There are many legends and rumors concerning Henry's life. This book allows the reader to get more insight into what was really happening in the King's palace. The story is narrated from the perspective of the sixth wife Catherine Parr.
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