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

She is often seen as the least significant of Henry VIII's six queens - but Katherine Parr was an intriguing woman whose melancholy story will be told this weekend at Sudeley Castle...

Katherine Parr. Part of the images of the wives of Henry VIII, this shows the face and bodice of Katherine Parr in a gorgeous French hood and mid-century dress.

Katherine Parr. Part of the images of the wives of Henry VIII, this shows the face and bodice of Katherine Parr in a gorgeous French hood and mid-century dress.

Catherine Parr (1512-1548), last and sixth wife of Henry VIII of England. Formerly thought to be Lady Jane Grey. Master John, ca. 1544-1545.

Catherine Parr (1512-1548), last and sixth wife of Henry VIII of England. Formerly thought to be Lady Jane Grey. Master John, ca. 1544-1545.

As I was taught in school: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived ~ Six Wives of Henry VIII (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr)

As I was taught in school: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived ~ Six Wives of Henry VIII (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Catherine Parr)

Catherine Parr's hair! The paper reads "Hair of Queen Catherine Parr, Last Consort of Henry, the night she dyed September 5th 1548" This is on display at Sudeley.

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Catherine Parr's hair! The paper reads "Hair of Queen Catherine Parr, Last Consort of Henry, the night she dyed September 5th 1548" This is on display at Sudeley.

The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right:   Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain.  Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon.  Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality,  Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves.  Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose.  Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

The six badges, Personal Emblems, of the wives of Henry VIII.-Left to right: Katharine of Aragon: a crowned Pomangranate, native of Spain. Anne Boleyn: a crowned falcon, the Boleyn falcon. Jane Seymour: a crowned pheonix, mythical creature representing immortality, Anna of Cleves: The badge of Cleves. Kathryn Howard: The Tudor Rose. Catherine Parr: Tudor rose sprouting a crowned maiden.

Catherine Parr | onthetudortrail | Flickr

Catherine Parr | onthetudortrail | Flickr

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