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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
In Her Own Words:
"He lay with me naked, and used me in such sort as a man doth his wife, many and sundry time..."

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Henry Says:
The king called Catherine his "blushing rose without a thorn."
Above: Michelle Abrahams as Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard | 1525?-1542

Cheerful, light-hearted and gay, Catherine made the aging and ailing king feel young again. But empty-headed Catherine, ignorant of the ways of the court, continued to have love affairs that eventually broke Henry's heart and led to her downfall.

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Catherine Howard
Lower Left: Catherine by Holbein the Younger
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Intro Background Why choose this wife? Role as queen King vs. queen Love Life Children Ultimate fate