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Biography of Catherine Parr


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Parr, Catherine. Born in 1512, daughter of Sir T. Parr. Married first to Edward Borough, secondly to Lord Latimer, and in 1543, became the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII. She was learned in theology and a zealous Protestant and, according to Foxe, on one occasion only escaped death as a heretic by timely submission to the king. She survived Henry and, in 1547, married Lord Seymour of Sudeley, who was accused of hastening her death in childbirth by poisoning. Died 1548.