Henry VIII and his six wives16th Century Europe was rather a small world, but did you know that Henry VIII and his six wives were all related, and that they all descended from King Edward I?

I give an overview in my latest video on YouTube, but see below for the lines of descent for each of Henry VIII’s wives and Henry himself. I’ve simplified them by just giving the next person (rather than any spouses) and by starting with the wife or Henry and then going back through each generation to Edward I.

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine – Isabella I of Castile – John II of Castile – Catherine of Lancaster – John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster – Edward III of England – Edward II – Edward I and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine – Isabella I – Isabella of Portugal – John, Constable of Portugal – Philippa of Lancaster – John of Gaunt – Edward III of England – Edward II – Edward I and his first wife, Eleanor of Castile.

Anne Boleyn

Anne – Elizabeth Howard – Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk – John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk – Lady Margaret de Mowbray – Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk – Elizabeth Segrave – Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk – Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk – Edward I and his second wife, Margaret of France.

Anne – Elizabeth Howard – Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk – John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk – Lady Margaret de Mowbray – Lady Elizabeth Fitzalan – Lady Elizabeth de Bohun – William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Anne – Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde – William Boleyn – Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde – Joan Butler, Countess of Ormonde – Joan de Beauchamp, Baroness Bergavenny – Elizabeth Fitzalan, Countess of Arundel – William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Anne – Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde – William Boleyn – Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormonde – James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormonde – James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde – Lady Eleanor de Bohun – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Anne – Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde – William Boleyn – Anne Hankford – Anne Montagu – John Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury – Margaret de Monthermer, 3rd Baroness Monthermer – Thomas de Monthermer, 2nd Baron Monthermer – Joan of Acre – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Jane Seymour

Jane – Margery Wentworth – Sir Henry Wentworth – Mary Clifford – John Clifford, 7th Baron Clifford – Elizabeth de Roos. – Beatrice Stafford – Margaret de Audley – Lady Margaret de Clare – Joan of Acre – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Jane – Margery Wentworth – Sir Henry Wentworth – Mary Clifford – Elizabeth Percy – Elizabeth Mortimer – Philippa of Clarence – Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence – Edward III – Edward II – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Anne of Cleves

Anne – John III, Duke of Cleves – John II, Duke of Cleves – John I, Duke of Cleves – Mary of Burgundy – John the Fearless – Margaret III of Flanders Mary of Burgundy – Margaret III of Flanders – Margaret of Brabant – John III, Duke of Brabant – Margaret of England – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Anne – John III, Duke of Cleves – John II, Duke of Cleves – Elizabeth of Nevers – John II, Count of Nevers – Philip II, Count of Nevers – Margaret III of Flanders – Margaret of Brabant – John III, Duke of Brabant – Margaret of England – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine Howard

Catherine – Edmund Howard – Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk – John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk – Lady Margaret de Mowbray – Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk – Elizabeth Segrave – Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk – Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk – Edward I and his second wife, Margaret of France.

Catherine – Edmund Howard – Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk – John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk – Lady Margaret de Mowbray – Lady Elizabeth Fitzalan – Lady Elizabeth de Bohun – William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine – Jocasta Culpeper – Sir Richard Culpeper – Elizabeth Ferrers of Groby – William Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby – Henry Ferrers, 4th Baron Ferrers of Groby – William Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby – Isabel de Verdun – Lady Elizabeth de Clare – Joan of Acre – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine Parr

Catherine – Maud Green – Sir Thomas Green – Sir Thomas Greene – Philippa de Ferrers – Robert de Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers de Chartley – Elizabeth de Stafford – Margaret de Audley – Lady Margaret de Clare – Joan of Acre – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine – Maud Green – Sir Thomas Green – Sir Thomas Greene – Philippa/Philippe de Ferrers – Margaret le Despenser – Edward le Despenser, 1st Baron Despenser – Edward le Despenser – Lady Eleanor de Clare – Joan of Acre – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine – Maud Green – Sir Thomas Green – Sir Thomas Greene – Sir Thomas Greene – Mary Talbot – Richard Talbot – Pernel (Perina) Butler – Eleanor de Bohun – Elizabeth of Rhuddlan – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine – Thomas Parr – Elizabeth Fitzhugh – Lady Alice Neville – Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury – Lady Joan Beaufort – John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster – Edward III – Edward II – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Catherine – Thomas Parr – Elizabeth Fitzhugh – Lady Alice Neville – Lady Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury – Eleanor Holland, Countess of Salisbury – Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent – Joan of Kent – Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent – Edward I.

Catherine – Thomas Parr – Elizabeth Fitzhugh – Lady Alice Neville – Lady Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury – Eleanor Holland, Countess of Salisbury – Lady Alice Fitzalan – Eleanor of Lancaster – Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster – Edmund Crouchback – Henry III of England.

Henry VIII

Henry VIII – Henry VII – Lady Margaret Beaufort – John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset – John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset – John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster – Edward III – Edward II – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Henry VIII – Henry VII – Lady Margaret Beaufort – John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset – Margaret Holland – Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent – Joan of Kent – Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent – Edward I and Margaret of France.

Henry VIII – Elizabeth of York – Edward IV – Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York – Richard of Conisbrough, 3rd Earl of Cambridge – Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York – Edward III – Edward II – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Henry VIII – Elizabeth of York – Edward IV – Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York – Anne Mortimer – Alianore Holland – Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent – Joan of Kent – Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent – Edward I.

Henry VIII – Elizabeth of York – Edward IV – Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York – Anne Mortimer – Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of Kent – Philippa of Clarence – Lionel of Antwerp, Duke of Clarence – Edward III – Edward II – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Henry VIII – Elizabeth of York – Edward IV – Cecily Neville, Duchess of York – Joan Beaufort – John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster – Edward III – Edward II – Edward I and Eleanor of Castile.

Related Post