Henry divorced two of his wives (Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves), he had two of his wives executed (Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard) and one of his wives (Jane Seymour) died shortly after childbirth. His last wife (Catherine Parr) outlived him. The main reason behind Henry VIIs first two divorces was that the marriages did not yield a male heir. The other marriages were ended due to a mixture of personal problems between the king and the wives and deaths of the wives. The sixth and final marriage was ended only by the king’s death.