Thomas Culpepper

Torrance Coombs

Culpepper, a favorite courtier of King Henry‘s, was named gentleman to the king’s Privy Chamber, making him Henry’s closest attendant. Described as ‘a beautiful youth,’ he became Queen Katherine Howard‘s lover, aided by Lady Rochford who set up their private meetings. Secret affairs have a way of surfacing however; when they were found out, it turned into a bloody end for all involved.

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