The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr
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aised by her mother to see the hand of God in all matters, large or small, Catherine Parr was a reformist favored by the party of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. With Catherine at the king's side, the thinking went, there might yet be a chance to press Henry VIII to move more aggressively against Catholic holdovers. Catherine's favorite pastime was to debate religious questions and as Lady Latimer had presided over a virtual salon of religious thinkers. Her interests would acquire even greater influence on the general public - and pose a threat to her own life - upon her marriage to Henry VIII.

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