Catherine 5th wife of Henry VIII Howard, Queen consort of England
|Birthplace:||Lambeth, London, England|
|Death:||Died in Tower of London, London, England|
|Cause of death:||Decapitation|
|Place of Burial:||Plot: Chapel Royal, Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, London, England|
Daughter of Edmund Howard and Jocasta (Joyce) Leigh / Howard
|Occupation:||Queen of England, 5th Wife of King Henry viii|
|Managed by:||Ofir Friedman|
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"Catherine Howard (c.1523 – 13 February 1542) was Queen of England from 1540 until 1541, as the fifth wife of Henry VIII; sometimes known by his reference to her as his "rose without a thorn".
Catherine married Henry VIII on 28 July 1540, at Oatlands Palace, in Surrey, almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves was arranged. However, Catherine Howard was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry on the grounds of treason for committing adultery while married to the King. Catherine was the third of Henry's consorts to have been a member of the English gentry."
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Catherine HOWARD (d. Feb. 13, 1542, London), fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England. Her downfall came when Henry learned of her premarital affairs. Catherine was one of 10 children of Lord Edmund Howard (died 1539), a poverty-stricken younger son of Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of Norfolk. Henry VIII first became attracted to the young girl in 1540, when he was seeking to end his politically motivated marriage to Anne of Cleves, to whom Catherine was a maid of honour. He had his marriage to Anne annulled on July 9, and on July 28 Henry and Catherine were privately married. He publicly acknowledged her as queen on August 8. For the next 14 months Henry appeared to be much enamoured of his bride. But in November 1541, he learned that before their marriage Catherine had had affairs: Henry Mannock, a music teacher; Francis Dereham, who had called her his wife; and her cousin, Thomas Culpeper, to whom she had been engaged. After her marriage to Henry, Catherine had made Dereham her secretary, and it is probable--though still unproved--that she had committed adultery with Culpeper. The King, initially incredulous, became incensed with these revelations. On Feb. 11, 1542, Parliament passed a bill of attainder declaring it treason for an unchaste woman to marry the king. Two days later Catherine was beheaded in the Tower of London. Her life is recounted in Lacey Baldwin Smith's A Tudor Tragedy (1961). Source: "Catherine HOWARD" Britannica Online. [Accessed 14 February 1998].