#OTD Henry Viii Weds Catherine Parr

Henry Vlll by Hans Holbein the Younger

Henry Vlll by Hans Holbein the Younger

attributed to Master John, oil on panel, circa 1545

Catherine Parr, attributed to Master John, oil on panel, circa 1545

On 12 July 1543, Henry Vlll wed his sixth and final wife, Catherine Parr.  Catherine was young compared to Henry on the day of their marriage – she was 30 to his 52.  The wedding took place at Hampton Court Palace in Catherine’s private chapel.  There was a small audience of twenty or so on hand to witness the nuptials.

 

 

 

For more reading on Catherine and Henry click the below links:

The Marriage of Henry Vlll and Catherine Parr

Did Henry Vlll Love His Last Wife Katherine Parr?

King Henry Vlll’s Marriage to Katherine Parr

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