Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 28, 1540, Part 2 - As Thomas Cromwell Dies Horribly on the Scaffold, Henry VIII Marries a Teen Aged Trophy Wife

Henry VIII had an odd sense of timing.
On the very same day his former best friend, lawyer, adviser, Thomas Cromwell took three (not one, not two, but THREE) chops to the neck, (that's two more chops than anybody deserves) Henry VIII married Catherine Howard.
Pretty, pretty Catherine Howard.
No more than seventeen to nineteen years old Catherine Howard.
Curvy, giggly, makes a man feel young again Catherine Howard. 
Henry VIII's 'rose without a thorn.' 
She was this kind of rose:

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