Famous Mnemonics Henry VIII #Geek #History

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The couplet Divorced, beheaded, died // Divorced, beheaded, survived help remember the fate of King Henry VIII six wives, in order.

The six wives of King Henry VIII were, in chronological order:

  1. Catherine of Aragon (divorced)
  2. Anne Boleyn (executed)
  3. Jane Seymour (died days after giving birth)
  4. Anne of Cleves (divorced)
  5. Catherine Howard (executed)
  6. Catherine Parr (widowed)

Nice mnemonic for trivia among House of Tudor aficionados.

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