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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr
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nne of Cleves was intended to act as the glue that would bind Germany's Protestant princes to England and give Henry VIII the upper hand over his archrival Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. This role she understood. But how to titillate or charm she did not. When Henry cast her aside, she panicked. Then took stock. In the end, this plainspoken German hausfrau would prove the longest lived of Henry's wives.

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Intro Background Why choose this wife? Role as queen King vs. queen Love Life Children Ultimate fate