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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 […]

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

| September 5, 2013

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

In the early hours of 5th September 1548, Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager, and the wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, died of puerperal fever at Sudeley Castle. She had given birth to her first child, a daughter named Mary, on 30th August. Catherine was buried at the castle’s chapel. You can read more […]

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and Wife of Thomas Seymour

| September 5, 2012

5 September 1548 – Death of Catherine Parr, Queen Dowager and Wife of Thomas Seymour

On Wednesday 5th September 1548, between two and three o’clock in the morning, Catherine Parr, the dowager queen and wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Sudeley, died of puerperal fever (childbed fever). Her body was wrapped in cere cloth and waxed cloth, then encased in a lead envelope, for the burial which took place the same […]

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