28 July 1540 – Henry VIII Marries Wife Number 5, Catherine Howard

| July 28, 2013

28 July 1540 – Henry VIII Marries Wife Number 5, Catherine Howard

On the 28th July 1540, Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, the woman he called his “rose without a thorn”, at Oatlands Palace. The King had only just had his marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled so the wedding was private and low key, and therefore is not mentioned by the chroniclers Edward […]