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CLIP 9013

Katherine Howard and Henry VIII

Katherine Howard and Henry VIII

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Key Info
  • Katherine Howard and Henry VIII
  • Duration: 04:57
  • A portrait of Katherine Howard comes to life in a gallery and she talks to the night time security guard about her life. While Katherine was the lady in waiting to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII took a shine to her and sent her gifts and love letters. Once divorced from Anne of Cleves Henry married Katherine, despite the fact that she was a Catholic and Henry did not like Catholics. However, katherine was secretly seeing a previous boyfriend, Thomas Culpepper. Henry took Katherine all over the north of England. When they got back, Archbishop Cramner built a case against her as she had previously been engaged to another man. Her previous boyfriends had been arrested and tortured at the Tower of London. Henry Mannox was released but Francis Dereham was hung, drawn and quartered and Thomas Culpepper was beheaded. On 13 February 1542 Katherine Howard was herself beheaded. She had only been Queen for 18 months.
  • Subject:



    Tudors: Monarchs

  • Keywords: Katherine Howard, Catherine Howard, Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, lady in waiting, Henry Mannox, Francis Dereham, Thomas Culpepper, Tower of London, beheaded
Ideas for use in class
  • When learning about the Tudors this clip helps tell history from the perspective of Katherine Howard. It would be great to support and stimulate cross-curricular learning such as characterisation in written English and in drama. Good links could be made between art and historical portraits and what they can tell us about history. This clip is also a good starting point for learning more about Henry VIII.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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