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  1. Catherine Howard ( c. 1524 – 13 February 1542), also spelt Katheryn Howard, [b] was Queen of England from 1540 until 1541 as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, a cousin to Anne Boleyn (the second wife of Henry VIII), and the niece of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk.

  2. Apr 28, 2019 · Catherine Howard (c. 1523–February 13, 1542) was the fifth wife of Henry VIII. During her brief marriage, she was officially the Queen of England. Howard was beheaded for adultery and unchastity in 1542. Fast Facts: Catherine Howard Known For: Howard was briefly the Queen of England; her husband Henry VIII ordered her to be beheaded for adultery.

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    • When was Catherine Howard born? Catherine Howard is thought to have been born sometime between 1518 and 1524, but the exact date is unknown. Catherine Howard’s birth date is unknown.
    • What was Catherine of Howard's childhood like? Historical novelist Philippa Gregory describes the Dowager Duchess’s household as being “full of her young wards and companions” and says “they received little supervision”.
    • Was Catherine Howard sexually abused? When Catherine was around 13 years old, she is said to have had a relationship with her music teacher, Henry Mannock (aka Manox or Mannox), who had been employed to teach her to play the virginals, a keyboard instrument.
    • How did Henry and Catherine meet, and why did Henry marry her? Catherine met Henry through his wife, Anne of Cleves. The young and reportedly beautiful Catherine Howard was maid of honour to Henry’s new queen, Anne of Cleves.
  3. Apr 9, 2016 · Catherine Howard, the fifth wife and queen of Henry VIII, was dead. She was possibly as young as 17. Catherine was the youngest of Henry’s wives and her reign had been one of the shortest. That she had become queen at all was remarkable. The daughter of a younger brother of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Catherine had few prospects.

  4. Jan 31, 2015 · Catherine was neither particularly beautiful or intelligent, but she was a charming, flirtatious girl who rose, virtually overnight, from obscurity to become queen of England. She was the daughter of the 2nd duke of Norfolk’s youngest son, Edmund, and his wife, Jocasta (Joyce) Culpeper.

  5. Sep 2, 2020 · Catherine Howard was just a teenager when she married the middle-aged King Henry VIII in 1540 — and she was decapitated on his orders just two years later. Wikimedia Commons A possible portrait of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII — and the second of his to be decapitated.

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