Welcome to the
Henry VIII historical paper doll web page!
This site features paper dolls of King Henry the
Eighth of England and his six Queens. A short biography and a set of paper
images is provided for Henry and each wife. To complete the package, a
Henry doll is included.
Each of the Queen dolls except
Catherine of Aragon has three costumes, plus a doll wearing undergarments that
you can dress. Catherine of Aragon has four costumes. Since she
spent the longest time as Queen of any of Henry's wives, there are two Catherine
of Aragon dolls to represent both youth and middle age.
Some people might like a
fully-dressed doll for display or educational purposes, while others might
prefer a traditional paper doll to dress. Both types of dolls are
provided on each Queen's paper doll page.
The picture above shows King Henry
VIII, surrounded by his various wives. Henry's wives are, clockwise from the top
of the portrait:
Catherine of Aragon, Henry's first wife. Catherine, a Princess of Spain,
was married to Henry for many years. Her determination to stay
married to Henry, in the face of his desire for Anne Boleyn, would change the
course of history forever.
Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, and the
mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Henry fell passionately in love with Anne
while married to Catherine of Aragon. He waited several years to marry Anne, but,
ironically, lost his desire for her once she became his Queen.
Jane Seymour, Henry's beloved third Queen. Gentle, capable
Jane gave Henry his long-awaited male heir after one year of marriage. Sadly, she gave her
life to do so.
Anne of Cleves, Henry's fourth wife. This German princess served as Queen for
only a few months before she and Henry agreed to divorce by mutual consent.
Katherine Howard, Henry's fifth wife. Henry's
marriage to this sensuous
teenager brought him brief happiness, but ended in tragedy.
Katherine Parr, Henry's sixth Queen. This intelligent, loyal, forward-thinking
Renaissance woman outlived three husbands, including Henry, and went on to
finally marry the man of her choice.
To visit a particular Queen's
paper doll page, or Henry VIII's page, you may do any of the following:
Click on the portrait above whose paper doll page you would like to visit, or,
Click on the navigation bar at
the left of the screen to access the paper doll and biography you want, or,
Click on any of the links below
for the Queen or King paper doll page you want to see.
I hope you enjoy these dolls and
are welcome to print these paper images free of charge for your own personal enjoyment and
education. Any other use, including commercial use, and reproduction or
publication in other works, is not allowed.
A unique new
line of gifts, clothing, drinkware & collectibles, featuring Henry VIII & his
The six wives of King Henry VIII
are now featured on an exciting new line of merchandise, available from
www.cafepress.com! Now you can
enjoy colorful images of Henry VIII & all of his Queens, created by Laurie
T-shirts & tank tops
Coffee cups, mugs, steins &
Mouse pads & note cards
everything we offer at our
Universe shop, click on the picture above, or
on the link below:
Here are some great links to other
Tudor and Renaissance England Web sites:
Tudor England at Suite 101.com:
A wonderful Web site by Wendy Dunn that contains very interesting and useful
information, articles and links about Tudor England. This is one of the
best-organized sites I've ever seen. You'll find lots of good Web sites
about Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty listed here.
A fantastic, multifaceted Web site with exciting graphics and tons of
fascinating information about the people and events that shaped the Renaissance
period of English history. Lots of great articles, links and fun items of
interest about King Henry VIII, the Tudors, the Stuarts, and other famous people
of the time.
British History for Kids:
A great resource about British history for kids and adults alike. An
enjoyable way to introduce young folks to history, and a great place to find
homework information sources. This Web site has a wide variety of articles, stories,
book lists, links, learning tools, and fun things about England's past.
There is a lot of good information about the Tudors here. I really enjoyed my
visit to this site.
Tudor History: This site contains biographical information on people
during the Tudor period (1485-1603) of English history, as well as calendars,
glossaries, maps, genealogical
trees, information on life during the period, Tudor
architecture and more. There are also pages on Tudor
history in today's world, such as recent discoveries in the news, new books and
movies. Connect to others with similar interests through the mailing list and
pen pal pages.
The Tudor House: Fine
English Furniture: This web site is a wonderful resource featuring
fine hand made reproductions of traditional English furniture from the early
Tudor to the late Georgian periods of history. A great place to find out
more about how the Tudors really lived. This site also has a great Links
To read more about Henry VIII and
his wives, and about the British monarchy and Tudor history, please click on this link: