Catherine Parr

(1512—1548) queen of England and Ireland, sixth consort of Henry VIII.

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6th queen of Henry VIII. Daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal, Catherine was well educated with protestant sympathies. She was 31 and had been twice married when she attracted Henry's attention. The marriage was performed at Hampton Court on 12 July 1543. She provided something of a home for the royal family, and interested herself in Mary and Elizabeth. On Henry's death in 1547 she married the ambitious Thomas Seymour, a former admirer, and promoted Baron Seymour of Sudeley. She died on 7 September 1548 shortly after the birth of a daughter.

Subjects: British History — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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