On this day in Tudor history, 13th February 1542, Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, was executed within the confines of the Tower of London.
Catherine was beheaded and she wasn’t the only one to lose her head to the axeman that day, her lady-in-waiting, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, widow of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, was also executed.
Following their executions, both women were laid to rest in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower.
Here are a couple of videos about that awful day in 1542…
And some facts about Catherine Howard: