Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Death of Katherine Parr

A portrait of Queen Katherine Parr, circa 1545. Picture acquired through Flickr courtesy of Inor19. Image public domain.

 On this day in 1548, the Dowager Queen Katherine Parr died from “childbed fever”, or puerperal sepsis, at her home of Sudeley Castle. She is buried in the private chapel of her home, St. Mary's.

In tribute to the final wife of King Henry VIII, please read our article about her life, with a special focus on her influence on the young Princess Elizabeth, as well as her tumultuous and ultimately disappointing marriage to Thomas Seymour.