Lord Borough soon died but Catherine soon re-married to a man called Lord Latimer.

Catherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII of England. Catherine Parr was born around 1512. Maud was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine of Aragon and named her daughter, born in 1512, after her. She was Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife. Was she pushed into marrying Henry by her family? Henry VIII announced to the Spanish ambassador that he wanted to marry Catherine quickly, claiming that it was his father's deathbed wish. The daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendall, an official of the royal household, she was twice widowed before she married Henry. She was the daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal and his wife Maud Green . Catherine Parr had been reading a lot about the Church of England. Catherine had already been married to a man called Lord Borough.

Katherine Parr was the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Parr and his wife Maud Green, both of whom were at the court of Henry VIII in his early reign.

Name: Catherine Parr Father: Thomas Parr Mother: Maud Green Born: abt.1512 at Kendal Castle Married:(1) Edward Borough, on 1529 Married (2): John Nevill, on 1534 Married (3): Henry VIII, on July 12, 1543 Married (4): Thomas Seymour, on 1547 Children: Mary Seymour Died: September 5, 1548 at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire Catherine Parr was the 6th and last wife of Henry VIII. I know she was in love with Thomas Seymour and married him not long after Henry died.

The situation changed suddenly when Henry VII died on April 21, 1509, and Prince Henry became King Henry VIII. Many doubt that Henry VII said any such thing, given his long resistance to the marriage. On this day in history, the 12th July 1543, Henry VIII married the twice widowed Catherine Parr, Lady Latimer, at Hampton Court Palace. When Henry VIII asked Catherine to marry him she agreed, and on 12 July 1543, they were married at Hampton Court. Catherine Parr (1512 – 5 September 1548), also spelled Kateryn, was the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII, 1543–1547.

Through her father, Catherine was a descendant of John of Gaunt , son of King Edward III . Her tactfulness enabled her to exert a beneficial influence on Henry during the last years of his reign. So, Henry VIII’s last wife was named after his first. Did Catherine Parr actually want to marry Henry VIII?

Catherine is not known to have mentioned any failure with Henry in this department, but a combination of relief (she did not want to marry him) and self-preservation would have kept her silent. She was in her teens and he was in his sixties when they married.