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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.

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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ.
Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 456



KATHERINE PARR, liiilj émn nf lìu q tjji (figliti!. CHAPTER I. Katherine's parentage—JîtWA—In childhood loses her father—Talents, learning, wisdom, virtue—Futile negotiations for her marriage to Lord Scroop's heir—Married to Lord Borough—He dies, and Katherine's mother also—Katherinis widowhood—She becomes the wife of Lord Latimer—Insurrection in tiie North—Lord Latimer one of the insurgents—His peril and loss—Katherine procures the release of Sir George Throgmorton, and the fall of Cromwell—Her second husband dies— Sir Thomas Seymour woos her—Henry the Eighth demands her hand, and marries her—She becomes a reformer—Is hated by the Catholics—Fersecution of Marbeck and other reformers—Advancement of Katherine's kindred—Katherine's kindness to her royal step-children—Act of Farliament settling the succession—Mutual friendship between Katherine and the Princess Mary—Katherine holds a grand court—She is constituted Regent—Henry goes to France, and takes Boulogne—H?r doings in the King's absence—His letter to her from Boulogne—The plague—Capture and ransom of George Throgmorton—Painting of the Royal Family. ,ΑΤΠΕΕΙΝΕΡΑΕΒ, eclipses the boast of descent, she was a the sixth and last lady of remarkable piety, prudence, and consort of Henry the virtue. She was born about the year Eighth, and the first 1513 (the precise date is not known), at Protestant Queen of Kendal Castle, in Westmoreland, founded ; England, was the by her Norman ancestor, Ivo de Talleonly daughter of Sir boi g. William, her only brother, was Thomas Parr, of created Earl of Essex in December, 1543, Kendal, and his wife Matilda, daughter and afterwards Marquis of Northampton. of Sir Thomas Green, of Broughton and Her sister, Anne, became the wife of Green's Norton, in Northamptonshire. William Herbert, created Earl of PemAlthough, like Anne Boleyn and Jane broke by Edward the Sixth. Whilst Seymour, only a Knight's daughter, yet but a child, she had the misfortune Katherine was allied in blood to the to lose her father, Sir Thomas Parr, who King himself;* and what infinitely died in the parish of Blackfriars, Lon * Joanna Beaufort, daughter of John of don, on the eleventh of November, 1517, Gaunt, married Ralph Neville, Earl of Westleft his children to the guardianship of moreland, by whom she had two daughters, Cicely and Alice. Cicely married Richard, Hugh, and had Elizabeth, who married Sir Duke of York, and was the mother of Edward William Parr, grandfather to the subject of the Fourth. Alice married the Lord Fitz-the present memoir.


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