Catherine Parr (Katherine, Kateryn, Katheryne or Kathrine); 1512[1] – 5 September 1548) was Queen consort of England and Ireland and the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII of England. She married Henry VIII on 12 July 1543. She was the fourth commoner Henry had taken as his consort, and outlived him. She was also the most-married English queen, as she had a total of four husbands.

King Henry VIII and His Six Wives—Love, Marriage, and Children

Catherine Parr (Katherine, Kateryn, Katheryne or Kathrine); 1512[1] – 5 September 1548) was Queen consort of England and Ireland and the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII of England. She married Henry VIII on 12 July 1543. She was the fourth commoner Henry had taken as his consort, and outlived him. She was also the most-married English queen, as she had a total of four husbands.

In search of Henry VIII's final queen: Sudeley Castle, and the sad story of Katherine Parr

In search of Henry VIII's final queen: Sudeley Castle, and the sad story of Katherine Parr

In search of Henry VIII& final queen: Sudeley Castle, and the sad story of Katherine Parr

The six heraldic badges/personal emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII. Left to right:   Katharine of Aragon: a crowned pomangranate, native of Spain and symbol of fertility. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned phoenix, mythical creature representing immortality. Anne of Cleves: the badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: the Tudor rose. Catherine Parr: a Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden. (flickr)

The six heraldic badges/personal emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII. Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned pomangranate, native of Spain and symbol of fertility. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned phoenix, mythical creature representing immortality. Anne of Cleves: the badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: the Tudor rose. Catherine Parr: a Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden. (flickr)

Catherine Parr, 6th and last wife of Henry VIII, died from child birth.

Catherine Parr, 6th and last wife of Henry VIII, died from child birth.

A new exhibition about the life of Katherine Parr, Henry’s sixth and final wife, reveals how she felt obliged to marry the king against her “own will” and rekindled her romance with an old flame, possibly while Henry was still alive. Katherine’s feelings for Sir Thomas Seymour, one of Henry’s closest courtiers, are included in letters on public display for the first time at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire where she is buried.

Letters reveal Henry VIII's doting queen harboured secret desires

A new exhibition about the life of Katherine Parr, Henry’s sixth and final wife, reveals how she felt obliged to marry the king against her “own will” and rekindled her romance with an old flame, possibly while Henry was still alive. Katherine’s feelings for Sir Thomas Seymour, one of Henry’s closest courtiers, are included in letters on public display for the first time at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire where she is buried.

The tomb of Katherine Parr, St. Mary's Church, Sudeley Castle Photograph by Lara E. Eakins.

The tomb of Katherine Parr, St. Mary's Church, Sudeley Castle Photograph by Lara E. Eakins.

she's almost the perfect imitation of a middle aged Elsie Georgia Beckett - Queen Regent, Gold Councilwoman FAMILY: Wife of King James Beckett (DECEASED), Mother of: Prince Isaac Beckett, Princess Rosalind Beckett

she's almost the perfect imitation of a middle aged Elsie Georgia Beckett - Queen Regent, Gold Councilwoman FAMILY: Wife of King James Beckett (DECEASED), Mother of: Prince Isaac Beckett, Princess Rosalind Beckett

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