Catherine Howard of England
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Catherine Howard of England (1523 - 1542)

Catherine Howard of England
Born in Lambeth, Surrey, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 28 Jul 1540 (to 13 Feb 1542) in Oatlands Palace, Surreymap
Died in Tower of London, London, Englandmap
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Catherine was the fifth wife of Henry VIII, King of England.

She was accused of infidelity and having an affair with her cousin, Thomas Culpeper, and so was beheaded. She is quoted as having said "I die a Queen, but I would rather die a Culpeper". Howard-2660. Sep 16, 2011 by Theresa Reynolds. Newman Family Tree.ged on 12 March 2011. S-269701049. [1]. NOTE: [2]

b. c.1523 Wingate, Co. Durham Howard-2660. Sep 16, 2011 by Theresa Reynolds. User ID: 3FA83DEF528248D4B317E3805662A736C500
23 Nov 1541 Stripped of title of queen. Imprisoned at Syon Abbey, Middlesex
10 Feb 1542: Taken to the Tower.
13 Feb 1542: Executed.
Burial: FEB 1542 St. Peter Vincula, London, Middlesex Howard-2660. Sep 16, 2011 by Theresa Reynolds.


m. Henry VIII 28 July 1540 Oatlands Palace, Surrey

The Screaming Lady

The ghost of Catherine is thought to frequent Hampton Court's haunted gallery where she was dragged back to her rooms screaming while under house arrest. She wanted to plead with her husband, King Henry VIII. Catherine's ghost is also known as The Screaming Lady.[3]


  • "Royal Ancestry", by D. Richardson 2013 Vol. V. pp. 212.
  • Wikipedia: Catherine Howard
  • "Wikipedia" [2]

Catherine Howard of England. The suffix of England is non-traditional and may be too long for the WikiTree suffix.

Born ABT 1523. Lambeth, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England. [4]

Died Feb 13 1542. London, England. [5]

Buried London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England. [6]


  1. Ancestry Family Trees
  2. Coat of Arms
  3. Space:Ghost_Profiles_on_Wikitree
  4. Source: #S25683933
  5. Source: #S25683933
  6. Source: #S25683997
  • Source: S25683933 Web: International, Find A Grave Index Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;
  • Source: S25683997 UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;

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Here's a link to a BBC History Extra article putting Catherine's adultery — or not — into historical context. She was not condemned for adultery, but for concealing her pre-marital sexual experience and for conversations with Thomas Culpeper that went no further than talk.

Most of these conversations were chaperoned by Lady Rochford, Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law, who was executed along with Catherine Howard. Per a 17th century writer, Howard was executed because Henry VIII's government believed she intended to commit adultery.

posted by Deborah Shaw
Source: Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. V. page 46.

Thank you!

Howard-1009 and Howard-312 appear to represent the same person because: Almost certainly the same person - fifth wife of Henry VIII

Parents match; dates mostly match. Executed at the Tower of London.

posted by Bryan McCullagh