A lock of hair believed to belong to Catherine Parr The inscription reads "Hair of Queen Catherine Parr, last consort of Henry, the night she dyed September 5th 1548" was in the Chapel of Sudeley Chapel
King Henry VIII and His Six Wives—Love, Marriage, and Children
Catherine Parr (Katherine, Kateryn, Katheryne or Kathrine); 1512 – 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.
The illustrious marble tomb of Katherine Parr, St. Mary's Chapel, Sudeley Castle. Her coffin was opened a number of times first in 1782 when a few locks of her hair were taken by John Locust who observed that her body, "after 234 years, was in a surprisingly good condition. Reportedly the flesh on one of her arms was still white and moist" (Wikipedia)
CATHERINE PARR - «[Henry] had never a wife more agreeable to his heart».- Lord Thomas Risly / "Besides all the successes of government ... after all these changes, the glorious destiny brought me to die in the arms of such a devoted wife"- last words of Henry VIII about his last wife. // Catherine died at the age of 36 from the childbirth of her only child, Mary Seymour. The last documents about Mary are dated by 1550, when she was 2. Though some historians have a theory Mary Seymour…