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Olishka Romanova

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Katherine Parr's First Husband
« on: July 31, 2009, 06:02:03 PM »
I read in The Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser that Katherine Parr's first husband, Edward Borough whom she married in 1529 was actually only a few years older than the seventeen-year-old Katherine at the time they were married.  Fraser attributes the confusion over Lord Borough's age (as he is usually mentioned as a man in his sixties) to the fact that Parr's husband's grandfather, another Edward Borough was, at this date, in his sixties.

Does anyone have any more information about this?  Anyone know the approximate year that Edward Borough (Parr's husband) was really born in? 

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Re: Katherine Parr's First Husband
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 06:35:46 PM »
Well, according to this website Katherine's husband's grandfather was born in c.1464, which would make him about 65 when Katherine married his grandson in 1512. He married Anne Cobham in 1477 and Edward's father was born 'before 1488' apparently. Edward's parents married in 1496, so even if Edward was their first son he can't have been more than thirty-three in 1529, let alone in his sixties!

But another website;i=979399 says that Edward's father Thomas was born in 1494, which would indicate that Edward wasn't born till 1508-1510 at the earliest, which would make him quite young when he married Katherine.
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Re: Katherine Parr's First Husband
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 07:01:17 PM »
Very interesting, I didn't know anything about him, only that Katherine Parr was married
with him before being queen of England... Thank you!


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Re: Katherine Parr's First Husband
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 01:48:52 PM »
she was actually married TWICE before being queen. and once again afterwards.