Catherine Parr King Henry VIII’s sixth and last wife
Who was she?- Catherine Parr was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. Her father and mother were Thomas Parr and Maud Green. - She was born in the year 1512 in the castle of Kendal. She was the eldest child of the Parr family. Her mother was a lady in waiting for Henry’s first wife Catherine of Aragon. Her mother named Catherine after the first wife. - She was well educated and fluent in Latin, French, and Italian. She was educated by her mother and taught in the highest manner.
How did she come to Henry’s attention? How old was she when they met?Catherine was 31 when she met and married Henry, she was a lady in waiting Princess Mary where she got Henry’s eyes. She was on the verge of marrying Thomas Seymour, but Henry sent Thomas overseas and married Catherine himself. What were her accomplishments?-She brought Henry’s children together and bonded with them -Henry trusted Catherine as Regent when he was away in France-She convinced Henry to to pass an act of giving his daughters the right of succession to the throne.