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Katherine Howard - (c.1521 – 13 February 1542) was Henry's fifth wife between 1540–1541, sometimes known as "the rose without a thorn". Henry was informed of her alleged adultery with Thomas Culpeper on 1 November 1541. Marriage to Henry VIII: 28 July 1540 – 23 November 1541 (1 year, 3 months, 26 days); beheaded. Romantic. Passion. Desire. Willfulness. Independent. Impulse.
Our first cousin, many generations removed, at least four lines: Queen Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII, and niece of our direct ancestor, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk. (see our Cogburn-Poston and our Yarbrough-Cary ancestry charts) By Richard Burchett Oil on panel, 1850’s
Anne of Cleves by Richard Burchett. Oil on panel, 1850s. Henry thought she was ugly and in the Tutor series, said she looked like a horse.