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Til Death Do Us Part Having unfulfilled his goal of a male heir King Henry VIII of England married six women and left behind a country on the edge of breaking His self-destructive journey began at the age of seventeen When his father Henry VIII began his turbulent journey to provide the Tudor family with a male heir to carry on the royal lineage however unlike his ancestors Henry VIII was willing to go to great lengths in order to fulfill this goal After marrying six wives and having multiple dead children two dead sons and two healthy vibrant daughters Henry VIIIs expectations fell quite short of his idea Instead of creating a future full of strong male leaders he became dominated by the women who so many times were unable to provide him with the male sons he wanted Because of Henry VIIIs selfish ambitions the many women in his life became the reason for his downfall As the first wife of Henry VIII Henry VIII 1 Catherine of Aragon a devout and well educated woman Dwyer 32 became subjected to Henry VIIIs drive for a male heir Shortly after their marriage on June 17 1509 Catherine found herself pregnant Their first child was born in January 1510 Catherine of Aragon 2 When this premature baby died almost immediately Catherine became pregnant once again With this pregnancy Henry VIII found himself the father of a baby boy Prince Henry was born on January 1 1511 Five days after his birth he was christened and many joyous celebrations followed Catherine of Aragon 2 The celebrations came to an abrupt halt with Prince Henry died fifty-two days later Catherine of Aragon 2 Following soon after Prince Henrys death Catherine had another miscarriage Not willing to give up Catherine became pregnant once again and gave birth to a healthy girl named Mary She was born in February of 1516 and lived a healthy life After the
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