Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived.

In this episode, we continue our discussion on the six wives of Henry VIII. We will be learning about wives three through six: Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. I have to admit I knew almost NOTHING about these four women before I began my research for this episode. While there are countless resources, movies, and TV shows about Henry’s first two wives, significantly less attention tends to be paid to the last four – at least in my experience. But don’t you worry, there is still PLENTY of drama to go around in this episode.

Suggested Episodes:
Ep11 – The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Part I)
Ep05 – Sex & Marriage: The Tudor Period

“Anne of Cleves.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 18 Sept. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Anne-of-Cleves-queen-of-England.
“Catherine Howard.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Catherine-Howard.“Catherine Howard.” History TV, 2019, www.history.co.uk/biographies/catherine-howard.
“Catherine Howard.” History TV, 2019, www.history.co.uk/biographies/catherine-howard.
“Catherine Parr.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1 Sept. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Catherine-Parr.
Evans, Elinor. “Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Most Successful Queen?” HistoryExtra, 20 Sept. 2019, www.historyextra.com/period/tudor/anne-of-cleves-henry-viii-successful-queen-fourth-wife-tracy-borman/.
Hanson, Marilee. “Catherine Howard: Facts, Biography, Portraits & Information.” English History, 19 Mar. 2015, englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/catherine-howard/.
Hanson, Marilee. “Jane Seymour – Facts, Biography, Information & Portraits.” English History, 19 Mar. 2015, englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/jane-seymour/.
Hanson, Marilee. “Katherine Parr – Facts & Information, Biography & Portraits.” English History, 16 Mar. 2019, englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/katharine-parr/.
Hanson, Marilee. “The Six Wives of Henry VIII – Facts & Biographies.” English History, 10 Mar. 2017, englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/henry-viii-wives/.
“Henry VIII.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 9 Nov. 2009, www.history.com/topics/british-history/henry-viii.
Hudson, Laura. “Catherine Parr or Anne of Cleves – the Real Survivor of Henry VIII.” Historic UK, 2018, www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Catherine-Parr-Or-Anne-Of-Cleves-The-Real-Survivor-Of-Henry-VIII/.
“Jane Seymour Biography.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 27 June 2019, www.biography.com/people/jane-seymour-39675.
Morrill, John S., and Geoffrey R. Elton. “Henry VIII.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 6 Sept. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-VIII-king-of-England.

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About the Author
Sarah Duncan is a lean manufacturing coach for a pharmaceutical company. Her ADD combined with excessive creative energy have led to many outlandish pursuits and activities over the years, including 20+ years as a dancer and choreographer, a brief stint competing in sprint triathlons, and performing in the Raleigh musical theater scene. For years, Sarah has been fascinated with how romance and passion have frequently changed the course of history. Salacious History evolved out of Sarah’s love of history, pop culture, and podcasting.

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