Catherine Parr

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Catherine Parr (1512 – 5 September 1548), also spelled Kateryn, was the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII.

 

She married him on 12 July 1543, and outlived him by a year and eight months. With four husbands, she is the most-married English queen.

She 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.

 

On account of her 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.

 

About six months after Henry's death, she married her fourth and final husband, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley.

Standing approximately 55cm (22in) tall, Katherine comes complete with stand and accessories.