WHO WAS WHO IN THE
WORLD OF HENRY VIIIReading Tudor history is fascinating, but dizzying. There are so many events following closely on one another, and so many people involved in them. Compounding the confusion is the fact that most of these people shared the same small
handful of names. There are a dozen Anns and Catherines and Janes, Edwards and
Henrys and Charleses. To help alleviate the reader's confusion, here is a list of the
most important figures encountered in this book.Since it was an era indifferent to standardized spelling, people often spelled
their own names in a variety of ways. I have taken advantage of this to try to alleviate some of the problem with the overwhelming number of Catherines, giving
the names of each of the three Queen Catherines a different spelling. I have done
the same with the two Queen Anns.The symbol Ω indicates that the person was executed during the reign of Henry
| ANNE OF CLEVES ( 1515?-57) -- daughter of the German Duke of Cleves;
fourth wife of Henry VIII. Marriage annulled in 1540|
| ARTHUR, PRINCE OF WALES ( 1486-1502) -- eldest son of Henry VII;
heir apparent to the throne of England. Married Catherine of Aragon. His death
put his brother Henry in line for the throne|
| ASKEW, ANNE ( 1521-46) -- the Fair Gospeler; Protestant proselytizer. Ω by
| BEAUFORT, MARGARET ( 1441-1509) -- mother of Henry VII; grandmother of Henry VIII|
| BLOUNT, ELIZABETH ( 1500-40) -- Henry VIII's first known mistress;
mother of his son Henry Fitzroy, Earl of Richmond. Married Lord Tailboys|
| BOLEYN, ANN ( 1507?-36) -- second wife of Henry VIII. Ω on charges of
adultery and treason|
| BOLEYN, GEORGE, VISCOUNT ROCHFORD ( 1503?-36) -- brother of Ann Boleyn. Married to Lady Jane Rochford. Ω|
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Book title: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived:A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII.
Contributors: Karen Lindsey - Author.
Publisher: Perseus Books.
Place of publication: Reading, MA.
Publication year: 1995.
Page number: xv.
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