The Wives of Henry VIII Setting & Symbolism

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Badges

Each of Henry VIII's wives had a badge that showed their chosen symbol.

Jewels

Most of Henry VIII's wives had jewelry that showed their initial intertwined with Henry's initials.

King Henry's Letters to Anne Boleyn

King Henry did not like writing letters. However, there exist letters that were written to Anne Boleyn in Henry's handwriting, suggesting the depth of his devotion to her during their long and secret courtship.

Katherine Howard's Letter to Thomas Culpepper

The only remaining correspondence credited to Katherine Howard is ironically a letter she wrote to her lover, Thomas Culpepper.

Spanish Chronicle

Spanish Chronicle was a newspaper written by Antonio de Guaras, a strong supporter of Catherine of Aragon, who reported the events surrounding the coronation of Anne Boleyn as well as other acts committed by King Henry that the Spanish thought were outrageous.

Announcement of Baby Elizabeth's Birth

The birth of a...

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