1543-1547 Catherine Parr

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.


After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop Exeter, Bishop Bath and Wells, Bishop Durham, Bishop Winchester 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

Rough Wooing

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 Ch√Ętellerault 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.