1548 – Former Queen Katheryn Parr Dies

06 Sep

When Henry VIII died on 28 January 1547, he was survived by his sixth wife.  Katheryn Parr had been widowed twice before reluctantly accepting the king’s proposal.  Their marriage lasted nearly four years and soon after Henry’s death, Katheryn eloped with Thomas Seymour, Baron of Sudeley and brother to Henry VIII’s third wife Jane Seymour.  Nineteen months later, at the age of thirty-six, she gave birth to her first and only child, a daughter named Mary, before dying of childbed fever.  Thomas Seymour survived her by less than a year before he was executed by order of his nephew, the young King Edward VI, on charges of treason.

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Posted by on September 6, 2015 in The Tudors, Today in History


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