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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr
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Catherine Howard | 1525?-1542
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Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard

enry, no longer active and nearly 50, fell for the youthful and carefree 15-year-old Catherine Howard in the last days of his failed marriage to Anne of Cleves. This maid-of-honor to the queen was everything Henry VIII ever wanted in a wife -- obedient, pretty, fertile, and chaste. Or so he thought.

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