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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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atherine Parr's mother was a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon and there is some indication that Queen Catherine was educated with Princess Mary, four years her junior. Lady Parr refused all offers of marriage to concentrate on her children's education and upbringing. As a child, Catherine had learned French from her mother and was fluent in this language of diplomacy. As an adult, she learned Italian, could read and write in Latin and was competent in Greek. At a time when education for even well-born women was rudimentary at best, Catherine Parr's love of learning and erudition made her stand apart. Not since Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn would England have such a highly educated queen.
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