Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
25 Interesting facts about Catherine Parr

25 Interesting facts about Catherine Parr

May 7, 2021
Catherine Parr was Henry VIII's sixth and final wife, but she's a fascinating Tudor lady in her own right.
 
Hear 25 interesting facts about Catherine Parr from historian and author Claire Ridgway in this latest "Facts about" talk. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/u0AY9_1kL-k
 
Here's the link to my video on Catherine Parr's death and the story of her remains - https://youtu.be/d4XIrkgjysk
 
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June 13 - Pregnant Catherine Parr goes to Sudeley

June 13 - Pregnant Catherine Parr goes to Sudeley

June 13, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 13th June 1548, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, and his wife, Catherine Parr, the dowager queen, set off from Catherine’s manor of Hanworth in London to travel to Seymour’s seat of Sudeley Castle. They were accompanied by Lady Jane Grey and around 100 others.
 
Seymour wanted his wife to enjoy the final months of her pregnancy safe in the Cotswolds away from the Plague in London and for his first-born child to be born at Sudeley.
 
In today's talk, historian Claire Ridgway shares details on who accompanied the couple, what Sudeley was like and what happened next.
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/ExDP0nZEdsU
 
You can find out more about Catherine Parr’s death in the 5th September video from last year - https://youtu.be/d4XIrkgjysk 
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, 13th June 1587, William Knell, an actor in "The Queen's Men" company of players, got into a fight with a fellow actor in Thame, Oxfordshire. Find out more about him and his sad and violent end in last year’s video - https://youtu.be/R7cFVpbYPks 
May 11 - The doctor who saved a queen

May 11 - The doctor who saved a queen

May 11, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 11th May 1560, royal physician Dr Thomas Wendy, died at his home, the manor of Haslingfield, in Cambridgeshire. 
 
He attended three Tudor monarchs at their death and had a long and loyal service as a royal physician, but what interests Claire, in particular, is his role in saving Queen Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife, from a plot by Catholic conservatives in 1546.
 
Find out more Dr Thomas Wendy, his life, career, and the plot in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History".
https://youtu.be/HwFFFQPRx8k
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, 11th May 1537, Blessed John Rochester and Blessed James Walworth, two Carthusian monks from the London Charterhouse, met their ends in York after being condemned for treason. Find out more about them and the other Carthusian martyrs in last year’s video - https://youtu.be/kFeYN34OA9M 
And on this day in 1536, in the fall of Anne Boleyn, the Grand Jury of Kent met to rule on the alleged offences committed by Queen Anne Boleyn and her alleged lovers in the county. In my video on that day, I considered the dates, places and crimes cited in the indictments, and whether they made any sense at all. https://youtu.be/rTXMuEcuM7w 
September 5 - Death of Catherine Parr, Sixth wife of Henry VIII

September 5 - Death of Catherine Parr, Sixth wife of Henry VIII

September 5, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 5th September 1548, the sixth and final wife of the late King Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, died at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.

At the time of her death, Catherine Parr was the wife of Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, her fourth husband, and she had given birth to a daughter, Lady Mary Seymour, on 30th August 1548.

Catherine Parr was buried in the chapel at Sudeley Castle with Lady Jane Grey acting as her chief mourner. In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, gives details of Catherine Parr's burial and the discovery of her remains in the 18th and 19th centuries, and her present resting place.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/d4XIrkgjysk

You can find Claire at:
https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com 
https://www.tudorsociety.com
https://www.facebook.com/theanneboleynfiles/
https://www.facebook.com/tudorsociety/
https://twitter.com/AnneBoleynFiles 
https://twitter.com/thetudorsociety 
https://www.instagram.com/tudor.society/ 
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/

July 12 - Henry VIII gets married for the sixth and final time

July 12 - Henry VIII gets married for the sixth and final time

July 12, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 12th July 1543, Henry VIII got married for the sixth and final time.

The fifty-two-year-old king married thirty-one-year-old Catherine Parr, Lady Latimer, in the Queen's Closet of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", gives a contemporary account of the wedding service, as well as telling us about who attended the ceremony.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/3ZX9HMVMzcg

You can find Claire at:
https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com 
https://www.tudorsociety.com
https://www.facebook.com/theanneboleynfiles/
https://www.facebook.com/tudorsociety/
https://twitter.com/AnneBoleynFiles
https://twitter.com/thetudorsociety
https://www.instagram.com/tudor.society/ 
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/

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