Tudor Times Insights: Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's Sixth Queen £3.00
Katherine Parr was, perhaps, one of Henry VIII’s luckier queens. She survived him, and he remained fond of her until the end. Nevertheless, her tenure as the ageing monarch’s wife was not easy, and, at one point, she was in serious danger of arrest and perhaps burning, for heresy. As the only one of Henry’s wives who had had a life outside royal circles, her story is complex and fascinating. This Profile summarises her life and looks at various important aspects of her personality and tastes, including her religious writings and her relationship with her royal, and non-royal, step-children.
Tudor Times Insights are short but comprehensive introductions to Tudor and Stewart personalities.