Catherine Howard

(1520—1542) queen of England and Ireland, fifth consort of Henry VIII.

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(c. 1521–42)

Fifth wife of Henry VIII. She married Henry soon after his divorce from Anne of Cleves in 1540, probably at the instigation of her ambitious Howard relatives. She was accused of infidelity, confessed, and was beheaded in 1542.

Subjects: British History.

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