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Catherine Parr

Catherine ParrBorn: 1512
Died: 7-Sep-1548
Location of death: Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Final wife of King Henry VIII

Catherine Parr, the sixth queen of King Henry VIII, was a daughter of Sir Thomas Parr, of Kendal, an official of the royal household. When only a girl she was married to Edward Borough, and after his death in or before 1529 to John Neville, Lord Latimer, who died in 1542 or 1543. Latimer had only been dead a few months when, on the 12th of July 1543, Catherine was married to Henry VIII at Hampton Court. The new queen, who was regent of England during the king's absence in 1544, acted in a very kindly fashion towards her stepchildren; but her patience with the king did not prevent a charge of heresy from being brought against her. Henry, however, would not permit her arrest, and she became a widow for the third time on his death in January 1547. In the same year she married a former lover, Sir Thomas Seymour, now Lord Seymour of Sudeley. Soon after this event, on the 7th of September 1548, she died at Sudeley castle. Catherine was a pious and charitable woman and a friend of learning; she wrote The Lamentation or Complaint of a Sinner, which was published after her death.

Father: Sir Thomas Parr (d. 1517)
Mother: Maud Green
Brother: William
Sister: Anne
Husband: Edward Borough (d. 1529)
Husband: John Neville, Lord Latimer (m. 1529, d. 1542)
Husband: King Henry VIII (King of England, m. 12-Jul-1543, d. 1547)
Husband: Sir Thomas Seymour (brother of Jane Seymour, m. 1547)


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