1543-1547 Catherine Parr

Catherine Parr

Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine Parr

On 12 Jul 1543 Henry VIII and Catherine Parr were married at Hampton Court Palace. Catherine Parr Queen Consort England was crowned as Queen Consort England. Margaret Douglas Countess Lennox attended. .

Rough Wooing

In 1543 Nicholas Poyntz was captain of the warship Great Galley during the Rough Wooing.

Capture of Edinburgh

In 1544 Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset at Edinburgh during the Capture of Edinburgh.

Siege of Boulogne

In Jul 1544 English forces commenced the Siege of Boulogne at Boulogne-sur-Mer. John Chichester, William Godolphin, Henry Dudley and Anthony Wingfield fought. John Savage and Henry Strangeways were killed.

Battle of Ancrum Moor

On 27 Feb 1545 a Scottish army defeated an English army at the Battle of Ancrum Moor at Jedburgh. The Scots Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus and James Hamilton 1st Duke Ch√Ętellerault fought. Brian Leyton were killed. Of the English, Ralph Eure was killed.

Christening of Henry Wriothesley

On 24 Apr 1545 Henry Wriothesley, the future 2nd Earl Southamptin, was christened at St Andrew's Church. His godparents were Henry VIII, Henry's daughter Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk. .

Sinking of the Mary Rose

On 19 Jul 1545 George Carew drowned at Solent during the Sinking of the Mary Rose.

Death of Henry VIII

On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland, Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland.
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury, Anthony Denny, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland, William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke, Edward Montagu, Edward North 1st Baron North, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert, William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester, John Russell 1st Earl Bedford, Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset, Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham, Edward Paternal, Nicholas Paternal and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton.

Funeral of King Henry VIII

On 16 Feb 1547 Henry VIII was buried in the Henry VIII Vault. John Gage Lord Chamberlain attended. .