Katherine Howard - (c.1521 – 13 February 1542) was Henry's fifth wife between 1540–1541, sometimes known as "the rose without a thorn". Henry was informed of her alleged adultery with Thomas Culpeper on 1 November 1541. Marriage to Henry VIII: 28 July 1540 – 23 November 1541 (1 year, 3 months, 26 days); beheaded. Romantic. Passion. Desire. Willfulness. Independent. Impulse.
Anne Parr was a witness to the wedding ceremony performed at Hampton Court Palace on 12 July 1543, when King Henry married her sister Katherine. In September 1544, William Herbert was knighted on the battlefield at the Siege of Boulogne during the King's campaign against the French. Anne, now Lady Herbert, was her sister's principal lady-in-waiting and the sisters were close. Anne was also part of the circle of Protestants who surrounded the new Queen.
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of King Henry VIII of England and his teenage mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was born in 1519, and married Lady Mary Howard at the age of 14. He died childless in 1536 when he was just 17.
Katherine of Aragon's window in St George's Chapel To the right is a wooden oriel window in St George’s Chapel, Windsor that looks onto the Quire. Was originally built for Katherine of Aragon, whose pomegranate emblem is still present. This is where Katherine Parr sat and watched Henry VIII’s funeral service and burial that occurred below. To the left is a stone window that opens into the raised chapel of Edward IV's Chantry
12 Days of Christmas-King Henry VIII. loved his lavish feasts. Peacock was cooked in the great kitchens at Hampton Court Palace before the meat was stuffed back into its feathers and displayed on the table in the dining room with its tail feathers spread out extravagantly. Tudor kitchens had two extremes of temperature - at Hampton Court Palace it would have been swelteringly hot near the great oven with meat roasting on a spit, but away from the oven it was so cold that snowflakes often fell.