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1543-1547 Catherine Parr
Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine Parr
On 12 Jul 1543 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (52) and Catherine Parr Queen Consort England 1512-1548 (30) were married at Hampton Court Palace, Richmond. !Catherine Parr Queen Consort England 1512-1548 (30) was crowned Queen Consort England. Margaret Douglas Countess Lennox 1515-1578 (27) attended.
Parr Family Ennobled
On 23 Dec 1543 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (52) enobled his Catherine Parr Queen Consort England 1512-1548 (31) brother and uncle at ceremony in the Presence Chamber, Hampton Court Palace. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (26) and Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (34) were present. Christopher Barker Garter King of Arms -1550 read the Patents.
William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton 1483-1547 (60) was created 1st Baron Parr Horton. William was sixty with five daughters. He died four years later at which time the Barony became extinct.
William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton 1512-1571 (31) was created 1st Earl Essex (7C 1543). His estranged wife Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier 1517-1571 (26) was daughter of the last Earl Essex (5C 1461). A somewhat curious choice given his wife had eloped the year previous year with John Lyngfield, the prior of St James' Church, Tanbridge, in Tanbridge, Surrey, by whom she had an illegitimate child.
In 1543 Nicholas Poyntz 1510-1556 (33) was captain of the warship Great Galley. See Rough Wooing.
Siege of Boulogne
In Jul 1544 English forces commenced the Siege of Boulogne at Boulogne-sur-Mer. John Chichester -1569, William Godolphin 1515-1570 (29), Henry Dudley 1517-1568 (27) and Anthony Wingfield 1487-1552 (56) fought. Henry Strangeways 1500-1544 (44) were killed.
Battle of Ancrum Moor
On 27 Feb 1545 a Scottish army defeated an English army at the Battle of Ancrum Moor at Jedburgh. The Scots Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus 1489-1557 (56) and James Hamilton 1st Duke Châtellerault 1516-1575 (29) fought. Brian Leyton -1545 and Ralph Eure -1545 were killed.
Christening of Henry Wriothesley
On 24 Apr 1545 Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl Southampton 1545-1581, the future 2nd Earl Southamption, was christened at St Andrew's Church, Holborn. His godparents were Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (53), Henry's daughter Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (29) and Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (61).
Battle of the Solent
Henry VIII Revises his Will
On 30 Dec 1546 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (55) made his last revision to his will signed using the Dry Stamp that was used increasingly commonly. The will confirmed the succession as Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9), Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (30) and Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (13).
The will appointed sixteen executors: Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (46), Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (57), Anthony Denny 1501-1549 (45), John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (42), William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke 1501-1570 (45), Edward Montagu 1485-1557 (61), Edward North 1st Baron North 1496-1564 (50), William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert 1506-1563 (40), William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester 1483-1572 (63), John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (61), Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (46), Cuthbert Tunstall Bishop of Durham 1474-1559 (72) and Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl Southampton 1505-1550 (41).
Death of Henry VIII
On 28 Jan 1547 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 (55) died at Whitehall Palace. His Son Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (9) succeeded VI King England and Ireland: Tudor.
Funeral of King Henry VIII
On 16 Feb 1547 Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547 was buried in the Henry VIII Vault, Quire, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 (67) attended.