Catherine Parr, Queen Consort of England & Ireland

Catherine Parr, Queen Consort of England & Ireland

Female 1512 - 1548  (~ 36 years)

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  • Name Catherine Parr 
    Suffix Queen Consort of England & Ireland 
    Born 0___ 1512  Blackfriars, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Sep 1548  Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I47349  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2017 

    Father Thomas Parr, Knight,   b. ~ 1483,   d. 0___ 1517  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Maud Green 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F17377  Group Sheet

    Family Henry VIII, King of England,   b. 28 Jun 1491, Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1547, Palace of Whitehall, Wesminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1543  Hampton Court, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F17376  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1512 - Blackfriars, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Jul 1543 - Hampton Court, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Sep 1548 - Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Catherine Parr (1512-1548), Queen Consort of England & Ireland
    Catherine Parr (1512-1548), Queen Consort of England & Ireland
    as the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII, and the final queen consort of the House of Tudor. She married him on 12 July 1543, and outlived him by one year. She was also the most-married English queen, with four husbands.

  • Notes 
    • Catherine Parr (alternatively spelled Katherine or Kateryn, signed 'Kateryn the Quene KP') (1512[1] 5 September 1548) was Queen of England and of Ireland (154347) as the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII, and the final queen consort of the House of Tudor. She married him on 12 July 1543, and outlived him by one year. She was also the most-married English queen, with four husbands.

      Catherine enjoyed a close relationship with Henry's three children and was personally involved in the education of Elizabeth and Edward, both of whom became English monarchs. She was influential in Henry's passing of the Third Succession Act in 1542 that restored both his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, to the line of succession to the throne.[2]

      Catherine was appointed Regent from July to September 1544 while Henry was on a military campaign in France and in case he lost his life, she was to rule as regent until Edward came of age. However he did not give her any function in government in his will. In 1543, she published her first book, Psalms or Prayers, anonymously.[3] On account of Catherine's Protestant sympathies, she provoked the enmity of anti-Protestant officials, who sought to turn the King against her; a warrant for her arrest was drawn up in 1545. However, she and the King soon reconciled. Her book Prayers or Meditations became the first book published by an English queen under her own name. She assumed the role of Elizabeth's guardian following the King's death, and published a second book, The Lamentations of a Sinner.

      Henry died on 28 January 1547. Six months after Henry's death, she married her fourth and final husband, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley. The marriage was short-lived, as she died in September 1548, probably of complications of childbirth. After the king's death in 1547 she was allowed to keep her jewels and gowns and was possibly allowed to keep the title "Dowager queen" until her own death, a title that was denied to Henry's first wife Catherine of Aragon.

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10280] "Catherine of Aragon" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by David A. Hennessee,.

    2. [S10281] "Catherine Parr" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Monday, January 23rd, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, info@.

    3. [S9045] "Henry VIII King of England (1491-1547)" biography, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII_of_England, retrieved August.