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This person is mentioned in Six, but does not make an on-stage appearance.
Henry VIII was King of England from 22 April 1509 until his death on 28 January 1547. He is well-known for having the most wives out of any English king, with a total of six. He is mentioned often in Six the Musical by all of the queens.
Marriages[edit | edit source]
- Catherine of Aragon (married 11 June 1509, annulled 23 May 1533)
- Anne Boleyn (married 25 January 1533, annulled 14 May 1536)
- Jane Seymour (married 30 May 1536, died 24 October 1537)
- Anna of Cleves (married 6 January 1540, annulled 9 July 1540)
- Katherine Howard (married 28 July 1540, executed 13 February 1542)
- Catherine Parr (married 13 July 1543, until Henry's death on 28 January 1547)
Issue[edit | edit source]
Catherine of Aragon[edit | edit source]
- Miscarried daughter (died 31 January 1510)
- Henry, Duke of Cornwall (born 1 January 1511, died 22 February 1511)
- Stillborn son (born/died 17 September 1513)
- Stillborn son (born/died November 1514)
- Mary I (born 18 February 1516, died 17 November 1558)
- Unnamed daughter (born/died 10 November 1518)
Elizabeth Blount[edit | edit source]
- Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (born 15 June 1519, died 23 July 1536; illegitimate)
Anne Boleyn[edit | edit source]
- Elizabeth I (born 7 September 1533, died 24 March 1603)
- Miscarried or stillborn son (born/died 25 December 1534)
- Miscarried son (died 1535)
- Stillborn son (born/died 29 January 1536)
Jane Seymour[edit | edit source]
- Miscarried child (died 25 December 1536)
- Edward VI (born 12 October 1537, died 6 July 1553; successor)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The West End cast has a hoover jokingly named Henry VIII, alluding to how he is "finally" cleaning up their messes, as well as referencing the fact that the hoover is officially named Henry by the company that sells it, Numatic International.
- Henry was the first English monarch to be protestant.
- While married to Catherine of Aragon, Henry defended the Pope against protestants and was given the title "Fidei defensor", which is Latin for "Defender of the Faith". The title was passed down from monarch to monarch and is still held by Queen Elizabeth II.
- The 'FD' on British coins is a reminder of this.
- Henry was known to self-medicate and wrote his own prescription book.