Katherine Howard

Henry‘s fifth and youngest wife was vivacious and impressionable, a first cousin of Anne Boleyn. Having grown up aristocratic but poor, she was sent at a young age to live in the household of her step-grandmother whose lax supervision permitted Katherine to follow a “voluptuous” life at a young age. After her affair with one of Henry’s courtiers and a possible prior contract of marriage with another man were discovered, Howard was sent to the Tower.