The Six Wives of Henry VIII from a Slightly Different Angle

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A Brief History

This article provides a table of contents and timeline or sorts for History and Headlines’ editor Beth Michaels’ series of counterfactuals concerning the wives of King Henry VIII of England in which she takes a less-than-conventional approach and highlights aspects from their lives about which even Tudor enthusiasts may not have thought.

Digging Deeper

Introduction: A Timeline of Tudor Britain

Wife no. 1: Could Catherine of Aragon have Lied?

Wife no. 2: What if Anne Boleyn Had Slept with Henry VIII?

Wife no. 3: What if Jane Seymour Had Survived?

Wife no. 4: What if Anne of Cleves Had Been Beautiful?

Wife no. 5: Why did Catherine Howard Not Get Pregnant?

Wife no. 6: Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s Forgotten Wife


About Author

Beth Michaels

Beth Michaels attended a private college in Northeast Ohio from which she earned a Bachelor’s degree in German with a minor in French. From there she moved to Germany where she attended the University of Heidelberg for two years. Additional schooling earned her certifications as a foreign language correspondent and state-certified translator. In her professional career, Beth worked for a leading German manufacturer of ophthalmological medical instruments and devices as a quality representative, regulatory affairs manager and internal auditor.