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'Enry The VIII's VI Wives

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'Enry The VIII's VI Wives

Seems King 'Enry The Eighth in 'is choice of wives wasn't all that judicious.
To 'Is Grace's regret they were either too ambitious, promiscuous or capricious!

'E solved such prickly matters for five of them by divorce or grisly be'eadation!
'E 'ad to protect 'is own somewhat dubious reputation as 'ead of the nation!

Anne Boleyn and Kate 'Oward lost their 'eads to the dreaded axe,
For being a tad froward with 'Enry and with morals somewhat lax!

Marriages to Anne of Cleves and Kate of Aragon were conveniently dissolved.
Jane Seymour did 'er duty giving 'im a male heir, then died - crisis solved!

Kate Parr was widowed when King 'Enry crossed that mysterious River Styx,
But 'is five other wives as 'istory records, were left in one 'ell of a fix!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:31:00 AM
    I really like this Robert,,,, life is better then fiction ;} He just wanted things the way he wanted them ;}

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 1:17:00 PM
    lol, had a chuckle here, Bob. Yep, it took a brave woman to wed our 'Enry!! Hope you and Vera are both doing well

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:59:00 PM
    What a time that must have been..Ive read a lot about the wives..poor things. Enjoyed your write Mr Bob..hope all is well. You make me smile. BG

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:24:00 PM
    hi Robert what a teat enjoyed this, have a great weekend my friend, all the best Poetowen

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 6/21/2013 12:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Robert should be treat, fingers not working properly