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What makes a man marry six times? Was Henry VIII a voracious philanderer? On the contrary, says Dr David Starkey, the King was seeking happiness — as well as hoping for a son. The first of his wives was Catherine of Aragon, the pious Catholic princess who suffered years of miscarriages and still births and yet failed to produce a male heir. As Henry VIII’s interest shifted from her powerful Hapsburg relations and drifted towards France, so began his obsession wit… More >>

Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

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