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Sir William Butts, Born about 1486-Died Nov. 22, 1545.   He became court physician about 1524, was Knighted for his services, and stood high in Henry VIII.'s estimation. Butts, in 1540, assured Henry his inability to consummate his marriage with Anne of Cleves was a result of Anne's failure to 'excite and provoke lust in him', and not due to impotence.

Portrait of Sir William Butts 1543 Oil on wood, 47 x cm Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Henry Carey, Husband of Mary Boleyn, Brother in law of Anne Boleyn | by lisby1

William Carey, Husband of Mary Boleyn, Brother in law of Anne Boleyn Carey died of the sweating sickness in the same outbreak that nearly killed Anne Boleyn.

Anne of Cleves, Fourth Wife of Henry VIII, Waxwork at Warwick Castle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A detail of an Anne of Cleves waxwork statue at Warwick Castle, based on her portrait by Holbein.

King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) The best known fact about Henry is that he had six wives. British school children learn the following rhyme to help them remember the fate of each wife: "Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived".

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

Katherine Howard By Richard Burchett

Queen Katherine Howard by Richard Burchett Oil on panel, Fifth wife of Henry VIII

A copy of La Saincte Bible en Francoys, translated by Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples, vol.II. Book bound for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. This copy form Antwerp was made in 1534 and was specially bound for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Crowned Tudor roses and ‘HA’ ciphers appear on the binding of both volumes together with evangelical texts in French.

A copy of La Saincte Bible en Francoys, translated by Jacques Lefevre d’Etaples…

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn married on 25 January 1533, when Anne was 32 or 33; she was crowned Queen of England in June 1533 and gave birth to Elizabeth in September.  In May 1536 she was beheaded on charges including adultery and incest. Following the coronation of her daughter, Elizabeth, as queen, Anne was venerated as a martyr and heroine of the English Reformation. Anne  provided the occasion for Henry to divorce his first wife Catherine of Aragon, and declare his independence from…

Engraved by B.Eyles after H.O'Neil - Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII,  upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

“ Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are.

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