Henry VII and his 6 Wives - a special edition of 7 handmade prints for the price of 6, comprising of:
- Henry VII (after Hans Holbein the Younger)
- Katherine of Aragon (Unknown artist)
- Anne Boleyn (Unknown artist)
- Jane Seymour (Hans Holbein the Younger)
- Anne of Cleves (Hans Holbein the Younger)
- Catherine Howard (Hans Holbein the Younger)
- Katherine Parr (Unknown artist)
The best known fact about Henry VIII is that he had six wives! Most school children learn the following rhyme to help them remember the fate of each wife: “Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”. His first wife was Catherine of Aragon, his brothers widow, whom he later divorced to marry Anne Boleyn. This divorce caused the split from Rome and Henry declared himself the head of the Church Of England. The Dissolution of the Monasteries began in 1536, and the money gained from this helped Henry to bring about an effective Navy. In an effort to have a son, Henry married four further wives, but only one son was born, to Jane Seymour. Henry had two daughters both to become rulers of England – Mary, daughter of Catherine of Aragon, and Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn.
All prints come with a preservative coating to prevent fading and wear, are mounted on card, framed in a gold ornate frame and labelled on the reverse with the original painting name, the artist name and the date of the original painting (where available).
Frame Sizes: Henry VIII (7.7 x 6.3 cm) 6 Wives (5.7 x 4.7 cm)