Why did Anne Boleyn marry King Henry VIII?
Henry the VIII married Anne Boleyn mainly for two reasons: first, because he wanted a male child (Catherine of Aragon was too old to give birth again) and because he was madly in love with Anne.
He couldn't get a divorce because his first wife (Catherine Of Aragon) had not done anything wrong, so he made the Church of England so he could marry Anne Boleyn.
Anne wouldn't be his mistress, she wanted to be his wife, so he agreed to marry her and get a divorce from Catherine. He also thought that because she was young, she could produce a male heir.
Henry VIII wanted a son, something which his first wife Katherine had failed to provide him with. Katherine gave Henry a daughter, Mary. Henry became obsessed with Anne, who refused to become his mistress and would not sleep with him until they were married. Henry believed that Anne would give him a son, and so he divorced Katherine, declared their daughter Mary illegitimate and married Anne.
King Henry VII needed a male heir and she believed she could provide him one and that it was a good way to prove that she was more than just a girl.
No she wasn't, Anne Boleyn wanted to marry Henry Percy but wasnt allowed by his family, cardinal Wolsey and the King. Henry Percy was sent away to marry Mary Talbot. Arthur was Henry VIII older brother, who was married to Catherine of Aragon, but Arthur died not long after they wed, and the marriage was said not to have been consumated. Henry then married Catherine once he became King.
Anne Boleyn married King Henry VIII, not Henry VII. She refused to become his mistress. She was smart enough to know that mistresses were temporary and she wanted to be his lawful wife and queen. She did capitulate when he agreed to divorce his first queen (Catherine of Aragon). As it turned out she was pregnant (with Elizabeth) when she and Henry married.
Anne Boleyn was briefly betrothed to Lord Henry Percy, however when King Henry VIII first saw her and was attracted to her, he sent his minister, Cardinal Wolsey, to break them up so he could have her to himself. Lord Percy went on to marry a woman and though she tried to get a divorce using the claim that her husband and Anne Boleyn had been legally married, there was no evidence to suggest that…