The Tudors, a Showtime special in its fourth and final season begins tonight, which will have Peter and me riveted to the television. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is doing a superb job of portraying this mercurial monarch. Who of us doesn't find the complex story of Henry VIII and his six wives interesting? The dynamics of Henry's life and marriages changed governments and religion forever.
Amongst Henry's wives there were 3 Catherine's, 2 Ann's and 1 Jane and their respective stories are equally as interesting as Henry's. The intrigues of Henry's court make today's political games look like child's play, as the stakes were much higher then ... you could really die! But for all my fascination with Henry's epoch story, for the life of me I couldn't remember what happened to his wives until my Uncle John shared this rhyme with me, which I have never forgotten:
Divorced, Beheaded, Died,
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived!
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