Katherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She was different than Henry’s other wives in that sense that she had a caring and motherly nature, which is exactly what Henry needed during his aging years. Henry was 51-years-old when Kathryn Howard was executed; he was getting sick and suffering from an ulcerated leg. Katherine acted as a nursing companion during Henry’s remaining years. Birth: 1512 Married: 12 July 1543 Widowed: 28 Janary 1547 Died: 5 September 1548
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Catherine Parr by Anonymous, 16th century. Katherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She had a caring and motherly nature, was very well educated for a women of her time and was really smart. Henry was 51-years-old when they married; she was 31 (just 4 years older than Mary, Henry´s daughter, who became a good friend of her) Birth: 1512 Married: 12 July 1543 Widowed: 28 January 1547 Died: 5 September 1548 after giving birth to her first child, a girl named Mary.
Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon's annulment This is the sentence of Thomas Cranmer’s court at Dunstable in the proceedings of Henry and Katherine’s marriage in 1533. It decreed that Henry and Katherine had never been lawfully married paving the way for a marriage between Henry and Anne (who was already pregnant with the future Elizabeth I and who had already married Henry, perhaps as early as November 1532). Mary, Henry and Katherine’s daughter, was not specifically deemed as illegit...