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Henry VIII of England had several children. The best-known are the three legitimate children who survived Henry and succeeded him as monarchs of England successively, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
His first two wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, had several pregnancies that ended in stillbirth, miscarriage, or death in infancy. Henry acknowledged one illegitimate child, Henry FitzRoy, as his own, but is suspected to have fathered several illegitimate children by different mistresses. The number and identity of these is a matter of historical debate.
There are many theories about whether Henry VIII had fertility difficulties. His last three wives, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr are not known to have conceived by him, although Parr conceived in her next marriage.
|By Catherine of Aragon (married Greenwich Palace 11 June 1509; annulled 23 May 1533)|
|Unnamed daughter||31 January 1510||31 January 1510||stillborn|
|Henry, Duke of Cornwall||1 January 1511||22 February 1511||died aged almost two months|
|Unnamed son||November1513||stillborn or died shortly after birth|
|Henry, Duke of Cornwall||December 1514||lived for a few hours|
|Queen Mary I||18 February 1516||17 November 1558||married Philip II of Spain in 1554; no issue|
|Unnamed daughter||November 10,1518 November 17,1518|lived for a week|
|By Anne Boleyn (married Westminster Abbey 25 January 1533; annulled 17 May 1536) beheaded on 19 May 1536|
|Queen Elizabeth I||7 September 1533||24 March 1603||never married; no issue|
|Unnamed son||29 January 1536||stillborn|
|By Jane Seymour (married York Place 30 May 1536; Jane Seymour died 24 October 1537)|
|King Edward VI||12 October 1537||6 July 1553||unmarried; no issue|
|By Elizabeth Blount|
|Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset||15 June 1519||23 July 1536||illegitimate; acknowledged by Henry VIII in 1525; no issue|