This is a small size D. 6647 Character Jug of Henry VIII and measures about 4" tall.This jug is in excellent condition with no problems. It was produced in 1979 by the Royal Doulton Factory. It depicts Henry Vlll, the second son of Henry Vll. He ruled from 1509 to 1547. Henry wanted a son to rule after him. He first married his brother's widow, Catherine of Aragon but divorced her when she did not produce a male heir to the throne. He married three times more before a son was born. In total he married six times! Henry Vlll's six wives: Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Katherine Parr Henry VIII had six wives because Monarchs in the Tudor times rarely married for love. Often they married to link up families to other rich and powerful families both from England and from other important countries. Henry had six wives because.... He had the first wife because he was betrothed to her by his father. He had the second wife because he fell in love and also needed a legitimate male heir. He had the third wife because he still needed a male heir. He had the fourth wife because of diplomatic reasons. He had the fifth wife because he fell in love again. He had the sixth wife because he was old and sick and needed a companion and nurse who wouldn't give him too much trouble. Henry's main aim was to make sure that the Tudors would keep on ruling England after he died. Henry believed that only a boy could inherit his kingdom. But his son Edward ruled only for six years.
Item ID: BOT-291