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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2006, 04:57:22 PM »
Well, yes. I think that if he had been well, she might have been in more danger. But at the same time, he wasn't and he basically needed her, as she was a good wife for his old age. So, he could not part with her politics or no. So that is one case where the personal truimphed over politics, at least in my opinion. But, there maybe political points that I don't consider. I must admit I look at the more human factors of history. It is true that religion in the 16th century was quite political, and divisive.

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« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2007, 06:43:47 PM »
If you look at the dress the collar is in the Spanish style.

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« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2007, 08:21:30 PM »
and so it is probably Mary

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« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2007, 03:18:40 AM »
or a Spanish woman!  :D
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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2007, 12:46:13 PM »
 ;) Yeah  :D

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« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2009, 05:14:11 AM »
I only would like to share those two:
Beatiful Catherine and her execution
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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2009, 03:50:19 PM »
Umm Katherine Parr WASN'T executed. The second pic is  supposed to be Jane Grey.
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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2009, 06:39:15 PM »
And correct me if I'm wrong Kim, but isn't the identity of the sitter in that first portrait disputed? Or at least it used to be?
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« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2009, 08:47:51 PM »
Yes, that first portrait used to be widely identified as Lady Jane Grey.

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« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2009, 03:01:38 AM »
Yes, the first portrait was identified as Jane Grey by Sir Roy Strong of the Portrait Gallery.
On further examination of the jewellry, it is now thought that she is, in fact Katherine Parr.
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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2009, 04:48:37 AM »
Forgive me for my biiig mistake...So anyway don't look the second image  :D
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« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2009, 08:13:52 AM »
Don't worry about it. We are all here to learn. Keep on posting.
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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2009, 04:58:37 PM »
An often forgotten fact about Katherine Parr is that she was a highly sensuous, attractive woman - one author (I can't remember exactly who, possibly Linda Porter) refers to her as the most attractive of Henry's wives by modern standards, and I'm inclined to agree. She spent vast amounts on clothes and perfumes and obviously liked to look queenly. I find her the most human of Henry's wives, as well as perhaps the most likeable.
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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #58 on: March 31, 2009, 11:36:29 PM »
Are there any descriptions of Katherine Parr from contemporaries? I have always thought her more attractive than the others but given so much less credit than Anne Boleyn because of AB's charm and wit!  :)

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Re: Katherine Parr?
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2009, 02:25:09 AM »
There is a lock of her hair at Sudeley Castle. It is a beautiful shade of red/gold...I guess what we would call dark strawberry blonde, a very pretty colour.
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