1543-1547 Catherine Parr
Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine Parr
On 12 Jul 1543 Henry VIII (52) and Catherine Parr (30) were married at Hampton Court Palace. Catherine Parr Queen Consort England 1512-1548 (30) was crowned Queen Consort England. Margaret Douglas Countess Lennox 1515-1578 (27) attended.
In 1543 Nicholas Poyntz 1510-1556 was captain of the warship Great Galley during the Rough Wooing
Capture of Edinburgh
In 1544 Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585 (32) was knighted by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (44) 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 -1569, William Godolphin 1515-1570, Henry Dudley 1517-1568 and Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (56) fought. Henry Strangeways 1500-1544 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 1489-1557 (56) and James Hamilton 1st Duke Châtellerault 1516-1575 (29) fought. Brian Leyton -1545 were killed.Of the English, Ralph Eure -1545 was killed.
Christening of Henry Wriothesley
On 24 Apr 1545 Henry Wriothesley, the future 2nd Earl Southamptin, was christened at St Andrew's Church, Holborn, Middlesex.His godparents were Henry VIII (53), Henry's daughter Mary Tudor (29) and Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (61).
Battle of the Solent
On 19 Jul 1545 during the Battle of the Solent the Mary Rose sank. Roger Grenville 1518-1545 (27) and George Carew 1503-1545 (41) drowned.
Death of Henry VIII
On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII (55) 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 1537-1553 (9), Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (30) and Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (13).
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne 1500-1548, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (57), Anthony Denny 1501-1549, John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (42), William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (45), Edward Montagu 1485-1557, Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564, William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (40), William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 (63), John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (61), Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (46), Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop Durham 1474-1559 (72), Edward Paternal 1489-1551, Nicholas Paternal 1497-1567 and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (41).
On 28 Jan 1547 Henry VIII (55) died at Whitehall Palace.
Funeral of King Henry VIII
On 16 Feb 1547 Henry VIII was buried in the Henry VIII Vault, Quire, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire. John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (67) attended.