Catherine Parr (sometimes alternatively spelled Katherine, Katheryn, Kateryn, or Katharine; 1512 – 5 September 1548  ) was Queen of England and Ireland as the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII from their marriage on 12 July 1543 until Henry's death on 28 January 1547.
Nov 14, 2022 · Catherine Parr, also spelled Katherine Parr, (born 1512—died September 5, 1548), sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII of England (ruled 1509–47). Catherine was a daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendall, an official of the royal household.
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Catherine Parr was born in London around 1512, the daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and Maud Greene. She was the eldest of three children. Her parents were courtiers during the early years of Henry VIII's reign. Her father was knighted at the king's 1509 coronation, and her mother was a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon, his first queen, after whom...
In 1529 Parr married Edward Borough (or Burgh), who died in 1533. The next year she married John Neville, Lord Latimer, a second cousin once removed. A Catholic, Neville was the target of Protestant rebels, who briefly held Parr and his two children hostage in 1536 to protest the king's religious policies. Neville died in 1543. Parr had been widowe...
Parr married King Henry VIII on July 12, 1543, four months after her second husband died. By all accounts she was a patient, loving, pious wife to him in his last years of illness, disillusion, and pain. As was typical in noble circles, Parr and Henry had a number of common ancestors and were third cousins once removed in two different ways. Parr h...
Parr served as Henry's regent in 1544 when he was in France, but when Henry died in 1547, she was not made regent for his son Edward. Parr and her former love Thomas Seymour, who was Edward's uncle, did have some influence with Edward, including obtaining his permission to marry, which they received sometime after they had secretly married on April...
Catherine Parr sacrificed her love for Seymour and married Henry VIII, a display of loyalty to the crown that has maintained her good reputation throughout English history. She took good care of her stepchildren, providing education and culture, and strongly encouraged stepdaughter Elizabeth's education, which helped to make the future Queen Elizab..."Catherine Parr." New World Encyclopedia."Katherine Parr." TudorHistory.org
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Catherine married Henry VIII on July 12, 1543 at Hampton Court Palace, becoming his sixth wife. She was the first English queen consort to enjoy the new title Queen of Ireland following Henry's adoption of the title of Ireland's monarch. As queen, Catherine was partially responsible for reconciling Henry with his daughters from his first two marria...
Catherine's religious views were complex, and the issue is clouded by the sparseness of evidence. Although she must have been brought up as a Catholic—given her birth before the English Reformation and her being named for the Catholic Catherine of Aragon—she later became sympathetic and interested in the "New Faith." She and her younger friends had...
Henry VIII died in January 1547, leaving Catherine one of the wealthiest women in England. Meanwhile, her former suitor Thomas Seymour had risen to high office supervising the nation's military affairs. He returned to court a few months before Henry's death and saw his brother Edward become Lord Protector of England, in effect the ruler of the real...
Although she loved Thomas Seymour, Catherine Parr sacrificed her own desires and entered into a marriage with Henry VIIIwith dignity and moral fortitude. This example of loyalty to the crown kept her in good reputation throughout English history. Favoring education, and culture she also helped reconcile her three step-children to Henry VIII. She br...Fraser, Antonia. The Wives of Henry VIII. Vintage, 1993. ISBN 9780679730019James, Susan E. Kateryn Parr: The Making of a Queen (Women and Gender in Early Modern England, 1500-1750). Ashgate Publishers, 1999. ISBN 978-1840146837James, Susan E. Catherine Parr: Henry VIII's Last Love. Gloucestershire, England: The History Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0752448534Lindsey, Karen. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation Of The Wives Of Henry VIII. Da Capo Press, 1996. ISBN 978-0201408232
All links retrieved January 19, 2017. 1. Katherine Parr – Facts, Information, Biography & Portraits – englishhistory.net 2. Sudeley Castle – One time home, and burial place of Katherine Parr. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk 3. Snape Castle History - One time home of Katherine Parr and her second husband, Lord Latimer. www.snapecastlechapel.co.uk 4. A quick...
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- She was likely named after Catherine of Aragon. Born in 1512 to Sir Thomas Parr, lord of the manor of Kendal in Westmorland, and Maud Green, an heiress and courtier, Catherine belonged to a family of substantial influence in the north.
- She married twice before wedding Henry VIII. Though best known as Henry VIII’s sixth queen, Catherine was in fact married twice before. In 1529, while aged 17, she married Sir Edward Burgh, who was himself in his 20s and a Justice of the Peace.
- Catholic rebels held her hostage during the Northern uprisings. Following Henry VIII’s break with Rome, Catherine found herself in the crossfire of the Catholic rebellions that followed.
- When she married Henry VIII, she was actually in love with someone else. Following her second husband’s death in 1543, Catherine recalled her mother’s friendship with Catherine of Aragon and struck up a relationship with her daughter, Lady Mary.
Aug 31, 2021 · Catherine Parr (1512–1548) was the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII. She is notable because, like Henry, she married several times: she had four husbands in her lifetime, even though she...