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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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In Her Own Words:
"[L]ove maketh me in all things to set apart mine own convenience and pleasure . . . "

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Henry Says:
"You are become a doctor to instruct us and not be instructed by us."
- Argument with Catherine Parr in 1546
Above: Caroline Lintott as Catherine Parr


Meet Catherine Parr, model wife. She was an attentive stepmother, a caring nurse, a faithful companion. But underneath her calm exterior deep passions flowed - for learning, religious reform and the man she had left to marry the king.

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Lower right: Catherine Parr by William Scrots
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Intro Background Why choose this wife? Role as queen King vs. queen Love Life Children Ultimate fate