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Catherine Howard

Person   Born 1520 Died 13/2/1542

As lady-in-waiting to Anne of Cleves Catherine attracted Henry's ever-roving eye.  Anne was dumped (via the annulment method) and the obese, 49-year old Henry married the 20-year old Catherine.  She failed to find him a satisfactory lover and began an affair with Thomas Culpeper, her distant cousin, using her lady in waiting Jane Boleyn as a go-between.  Discovery led to execution for all involved.  Culpeper was beheaded at Tyburn, Catherine on Tower Green with Jane following close behind.

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Tower of London execution site

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