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Howard, Catherine US English

(Circa 1521–42), fifth wife of Henry VIII. Accused of infidelity, she confessed and was beheaded

Catherine Howard in Henry1 US English

Henry VIII (1491–1547), son of Henry VII; reigned 1509–47. Henry had six wives (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Katherine Parr) and three children (Mary I, with Catherine of Aragon; Elizabeth I, with Anne Boleyn; and Edward VI, with Jane Seymour). His first divorce, from Catherine of Aragon, was opposed by the pope, leading to England’s break with the Roman Catholic Church