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Tudor fact file

Catherine Howard

Born 1520
Died 1542
Daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Jocasta Culpeper

Notes

  • Fifth wife of Henry VIII.
  • She married Henry when he was 49 and she was only 20.
  • They were married in 1540.
  • Catherine saw other men at the King's court.
  • These charges were made by Thomas Cranmer.
  • She was tried for treason and found guilty.
  • Catherine was executed in 1542.

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