Katherine Parr

Katherine Parr

Blackfriars, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 5 Sep 1548 (aged 35–36)
Winchcombe, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Winchcombe, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial ID 6942094 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Queen of England. Sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII. She married the King in 1543, after being twice-widowed. She was 31. At this time in the King's life, he was looking at Katherine as more of a nurse and companion than anything else. Katherine was well-educated and strong-willed, which was rare in women at that time. Katherine did much to bring the King's three children back to court and back into their father's favour, particularly Princess Elizabeth, to whom she became a loving mother figure. She appointed for the children the best tutors and encouraged them to learn. She was a stabilizing factor in the aging and ill Henry's life until his death in 1547. Katherine then married her true love, Thomas Seymour. She gave birth to her first child in 1548, a daughter named Mary. Katherine died shortly after the birth.

Bio by: Kristen Conrad

Family Members




How famous was Katherine Parr?

Current rating:

155 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 20 Nov 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6942094
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katherine Parr (1512–5 Sep 1548), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6942094, citing St. Mary's Chapel Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .