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Katherine of Aragon

Henry VIII's first wife. She was 23, he was 17

Catherine Howard: History and the Use of Adjectives

On the anniversary of the execution of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife and Queen, Collections Curator Brett Dolman investigates how difficult it is to reconstruct and understand her life. Bringing the past alive is part of what historians are expected to do, but how far should we go to tell a good story?

Henry VIII

Who was the real Henry VIII?

Anne of Cleves

Henry VIII's wife number four, but so much more

Jane Seymour

Henry VIII's third and favourite wife

Katherine Parr

Henry VIII's last queen: wife, nurse and loving stepmother

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Catherine Howard: History and the Use of Adjectives

On the anniversary of the execution of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife and Queen, Collections Curator Brett Dolman investigates how difficult it is to reconstruct and understand her life. Bringing the past alive is part of what historians are expected to do, but how far should we go to tell a good story?