Today in History
July 28, 1540
Fifth Time: Still No Charm
King Henry VIII marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. In November 1541, he discovers that his new wife allegedly had affairs prior to their union. On February 11, 1542, Parliament passes a bill making attempted treason a capital crime. A queen's adultery is treason, and two days later, Howard is beheaded in the Tower of London. Henry marries sixth wife Katherine Parr July 12, 1543.
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Four centuries after her death, Good Queen Bess still draws crowds. A regal rash of exhibitions and books examines her life anew.
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