Person:Catherine Parr (1)

Queen Catherine Parr
d.5 Sep 1548
  1. Queen Catherine Parr1512 - 1548
  2. William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton1513 - 1571
  3. Anne ParrEst 1514 - 1552
m. 1527
m. 1533
m. 1543
m. Jun 1547
Facts and Events
Name Queen Catherine Parr
Gender Female
Birth? 1512
Marriage 1527 to Sir Edward Burgh
Marriage 1533 London, Englandto John Neville, 3rd Baron Latymer
Marriage 1543 to King Henry VIII of England
Marriage Jun 1547 to Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley
Death? 5 Sep 1548
Reference Number? Q192943?

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Catherine Parr (sometimes alternatively spelled Katherine, Katheryn, Kateryn or Katharine) was Queen of England and Ireland (1543–47) 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. With four husbands she is the most-married English queen.

Catherine enjoyed a close relationship with Henry's three children and was personally involved in the education of Elizabeth I and Edward VI. She was influential in Henry's passing of the Third Succession Act in 1543 that restored both his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, to the line of succession to the throne.

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. 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 Lamentation of a Sinner.

Henry died on 28 January 1547. After the king's death, Catherine was allowed to keep her jewels and gowns and until her own death was possibly considered queen dowager. 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 on 7 September 1548, probably of complications of childbirth.

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