1. Philip Roberts

    Evidence and research published recently in BBC History magazine stated that Katherine had not had sexual intercourse with Thomas Culpepper and that, as you quoted, Katherine was verbally married to Dereham. King Henry knew of this. This vow was as good enough as being actually married. King Henry could have divorced her but he had already turned into a tyrant and thus wanted her head. Evidence of her age points to her being alot younger than previously thought. I feel so sad for Katherine.

  2. Jill

    “Yours as long as life endures” Henry ensured that would not be for long. Poor, foolish, little girl.
    Thanks for this article – interesting read.

  3. Ashok Patel

    Katherine stood no chance with narcissistic Henry VIII when even streetsmart and intelligent Anne Boleyn too couldn’t save her head. Sad indeed.

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