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Key dates in the life of Henry the VIII

1491 Henry born

1509 Becomes king and marries Catherine of Aragon 1516 Princess Mary born

1533 Marries Anne Boleyn (January), and divorces Catherine of Aragon (April); Princess Elizabeth born (September)

1536 Catherine of Aragon dies (January); Anne Boleyn executed (May 19), marries Jane Seymour (May 30)

1537 Prince Edward born (October 12); Jane Seymour dies (October 24)

1540 Marries Anne of Cleves (January) and divorces her (July 10) to marry Catherine Howard (July 28)

1542 Catherine Howard beheaded

1543 Marries Katharine Parr

1547 Henry dies

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