Catherine Howard

Here are some articles and resources on Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife and the one he called his “rose without a thorn”:-

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  1. angelosdaughter says:

    I have always felt very sorry for Henry’s fifth wife and Queen. Catherine was deprived of maternal love and advice by the early death of her mother. Her upbringing in the crowded confines of her grandmother’s house was haphazard and ill-supervised; all sorts of shenanigans took place there, and Catherine probably lost her virtue at an early age. Then she drew the interest of the lecherous Henry VIII from which she was in no position to turn away. She may have been pre-contracted to one of her lovers before it was her fate to draw the king’s notice. She was very young and had never been taught any kind of judgement. It must have been very difficult to have to marry a man old enough to be her father.

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