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King Henry VIII of England Marries Sixth and Last Wife, Catherine Parr (1543) Options
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King Henry VIII of England Marries Sixth and Last Wife, Catherine Parr (1543)

By 1543, Henry VIII had had five marriages, which respectively ended in one divorce, one annulment, and three deaths—two by beheading. He then married Parr, his sixth and final wife. She had a good influence on the increasingly paranoid king—her third husband—and developed close friendships with his children, even acting as guardian of one of Henry's daughters after his death in 1547. Why, then, did Parr send her beloved stepdaughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I, away the next year? More...
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King Henry VIII of England Marries Sixth and Last Wife, Catherine Parr (1543)
By 1543, Henry VIII had had five marriages, which respectively ended in one divorce, one annulment, and three deaths—two by beheading. He then married Parr, his sixth and final wife. She had a good influence on the increasingly paranoid king—her third husband—and developed close friendships with his children, even acting as guardian of one of Henry's daughters after his death in 1547.
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His Majesty was like real-life Bluebeard indeed. He must have had a secret room in one of his palaces or maybe in the Tower of London itself, where he kept the heads and cadavers of his exes.
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The problem was Thomas Seymour, uncle of Edward VI and brother of the late Jane Seymour. He had been attracted to Catherine Parr previously in 1543 but had had to give her up when the King became interested in her. Now was his chance to marry the Dowager Queen and be close to a likely successor to the throne, Elizabeth. He married Catherine just months after Henry VIII’s death and then set about abusing the teenage Princess Elizabeth.
We know that Seymour had a key to Elizabeth’s bedroom and that he would let himself in early in the morning , somtimes clad only in his nightshirt. He would kiss her, tickle her and stroke her buttocks, and, on one occasion in the garden, he even had Catherine hold Elizabeth while he slashed her gown to pieces. Why Catherine allowed this behaviour, which she knew about from Kat Ashley and which she even took part in (getting into bed with Elizabeth and Thomas), we cannot even begin to understand. Did she fear losing her husband? Was it because she was pregnant and just wanted her husband kept happy? It’s hard to know. What we do know is that in the end, in May 1548, Catherine sent Elizabeth away to stay at Sir Anthony Denny’s home. This may have been both an attempt to save her marriage and to protect the young princess’ reputation.


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