Person    | Female  Born 1520  Died 13/2/1542

Catherine Howard

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.

Her first name is sometimes spelt Katheryn or Katherine.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Catherine Howard

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Tower of London execution site

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Tower of London execution site - c.1910

This image came from Twitter via Londonist, and from the children's clothes m...

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Tower scaffold - 1946

See Anne Boleyn's plaque for when/how this plaque was displayed.

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