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Catherine Howard (circa 1518-1542), Fifth Queen Consort of Henry VIII

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Catherine Howard was the fifth wife of King Henry VIII. She was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard, a younger son of the 2nd Duke of Norfolk; her birth date and place of birth are unknown. Catherine married Henry VIII in 1540, almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves was arranged. She had, however, had a relationship with Francis Dereham prior to her marriage with Henry. Catherine was also suspected of having an affair with Thomas Culpeper. When her premarital and marital behaviour was uncovered, Catherine was beheaded for treason.

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D24185

Catherine Howard

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24185

D24183

Catherine Howard

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24183

D7667

Unknown woman engraved as Catherine Howard

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1747-1752
NPG D7667

D24186

Catherine Howard

by Edward Rooker, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, possibly 1748
NPG D24186

D20279

Unknown woman engraved as Catherine Howard

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 October 1797
NPG D20279

D42876

Catherine Howard

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
engraving, 1730s
NPG D42876