Yes, in the 1st six terms of Olivier Award–nominated musical Six, we learn the fate of every of Henry VIII’s spouses. But simply how much have you any idea about their everyday lives?
Writers Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss dug in to the reputation for Tudor England therefore the royal court for the words with their pop music opera, and greater historic knowledge means greater admiration associated with nuances in Marlow and Moss’ writing. Listed below are the CliffsNotes to assist you navigate this chapter in Uk history.
Catherine of Aragon Queen from 1509–1533The “paragon of royalty” ended up being the wife that is first of VIII. a princess that is spanish she had been the child of Isabelle and Ferdinand, hence the Latin beats and Spanish trumpets inside her Six solo “No Way.” Catherine first married Arthur (Henry’s older cousin and heir obvious to your English throne) in 1501 whenever she had been 15. But five months after their wedding, Arthur passed away. Arthur’s daddy nearly needed to get back her dowry, but a King would not part with money—or alliances that are european. He married her off to their more youthful son, Henry VIII, in 1509, though Henry had been 5 years her junior. (suite…)