The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Part 3, How Many Wives Will He Have?: Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Alison Weir (historian)
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Part 3, How Many Wives Will He Have?: Chapter 17 Summary and Analysis

This chapter focuses on the lives of Henry's two living queens, Katherine Parr and Anne of Cleves.

Shortly after Henry's death, Thomas Seymour returned to England, intending to advance his financial and political position with the new King Edward, who was after all his nephew. As Seymour attempted to manipulate his way into the king's council, he also attempted to develop a relationship with the king's sister, the Princess Elizabeth. Elizabeth, attracted to Seymour but aware that he was a dangerous man, refused his advances. Seymour then turned his attention back to Katherine Parr, quickly learning that she was still in love with him. At the same time, Seymour's brother, the Duke of Somerset, became the head of King Edward's council, and knowing full well how irresponsible...

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