Royal Armouries

Catherine Howard

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Detail of fur cuff on blue dress from the costume of Catherine Howard from the TV series The Tudors

  • Detail of fur cuff on blue dress from the costume of Catherine Howard from the TV series The Tudors

Catherine Howard

Description

Henry VIII’s fifth wife was probably under 20 when they married in 1540, weeks after his fourth marriage had been annulled.

The king, aged 48, was delighted with his new bride, but before long rumours of her infidelity emerged.

She was charged with treason in 1541 and was executed at the Tower of London in 1542.

Played by: Tamzin Merchant

Worn: Attending a service of thanksgiving, Series 4

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