5 September 1548 – Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, dies at Sudeley Castle

| September 5, 2017

5 September 1548 – Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, dies at Sudeley Castle

On this day in history, 5th September 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, and widow of Henry VIII, died early in the morning at Sudelely Castle. She’d given birth to her first child, a daughter named Mary, six days earlier, and it is thought that she died of […]

5 September 1548 – Catherine Parr dies at Sudeley Castle

| September 5, 2016

5 September 1548 – Catherine Parr dies at Sudeley Castle

On this day in history, Wednesday 5th September 1548,”between two and three of the clock in the morning”, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudeley, and widow of Henry VIII, died at Sudeley Castle. She was only around thirty-six years of age and died of postpartum complications, probably puerperal fever, having given […]

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr at Sudeley Castle

| September 5, 2015

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr at Sudeley Castle

Early in the morning of 5th September 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudeley, died at Sudeley Castle just a few days after giving birth to her first child, a daughter Mary. You can read more about Catherine’s death, and also the discovery of her remains in 1782, in my […]

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and Henry VIII’s Sixth Wife

| September 5, 2014

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and Henry VIII’s Sixth Wife

On 5th September 1548, just six days after gving birth to her first child, a baby girl, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, died of puerperal fever at Sudeley Castle. She was around 36 years of age and had been married four times. Catherine was laid to rest […]