Sir Thomas Colepepper
|Also Known As:||"Colpepper", "Culpepper"|
|Death:||Died in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom|
|Cause of death:||Beheaded for treason|
|Place of Burial:||City of London, Greater London, UK|
Son of Alexander Culpeper and Constantia Chamberlayn
|Managed by:||Ric Dickinson|
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About Sir Thomas Colepepper
Sir Thomas Culpeper (ca. 1514 – 10 December 1541) was a courtier of Henry VIII and the lover of Henry's fifth queen, Catherine Howard. He was born to Alexander Culpeper of Bedgebury, Kent, and his second wife, Constance Harper. He was the middle child and his older brother, also named Thomas, was a client of Thomas Cromwell. The brothers were known for collecting valuable items for the royal family during their time in court. He was distantly related to the Howard clan, who were immensely powerful at the time, and to Joyce Culpeper. They were particularly influential after the fall of Cardinal Wolsey in 1529, and for a brief time under the reign of Anne Boleyn, who was one of their cousins.
He wasnt not the lover of Katherine Howard. She wrote him letters but no physical contact except before she ever met Henry. It was a rumour.