Six Wives of Henry VIII

Wife #1: Catherine of Aragon Marriage Status: Divorced Parents: Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Born: 16 December 1485 Marriage: King Henry VIII: 11 June 1509 Marriage Dissolved: 1533 Death: 7 January 1536 Surviving Children: Mary I of England “In this world I will confess myself to be the king’s true wife, and in … [More]

Anne Boleyn: Poisoner or Witchcraft?

You’ve most likely heard the stories, or accusations, of Anne Boleyn trying to poison her enemies – do you think she did? Witchcraft was nothing new to Tudor England. During the reign of Edward lV his queen consort, Elizabeth Woodville and her mother Jacquetta, Countess Rivers (dowager Duchess of Bedford) were also accused of the … [More]

Hever Castle – Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home

Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, is at the top of my list to visit while in England.  Watch this amazing aerial video of the castle and the gardens.  Breathtaking.  I’ve also included a link to view a few pictures from inside the castle.  I can just imagine Anne walking through the halls … [More]

This Day in History: 16 July

1546 – Anne Askew, English Protestant burned at the stake on this day. 1557 – Anne of Cleves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41 On this day in history, the 16th July 1557 (some sources say the 15th), Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves died at her home, Chelsea Old Manor, … [More]