Parr for the course
Grave of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's Wife Who Survived, to Open to Visitors
Royalists will enjoy this piece in today's Daily Telegraph, on Sudeley Castle, the final resting place of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's final wife, the one who (quick now; divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived) survived him.
This year is the quincentenary of the birth of Katherine Parr, and her remains lie in a church in the grounds, the only private house in England to have buried a queen.
"On Sunday, Sudeley is opening to the public with a new exhibition, which includes access to two of Katherine’s private rooms, her love letters, a tooth, a lock of hair, a painting from the National Portrait Gallery, two of her books (she was the first queen to be published under her own name), and a welcoming video by Dr. David Starkey, the Tudor historian."
Writer Iain Hollingshead also reports that Starkey tells him, "in graphic but sadly unprintable detail what a chapel organist did to a young Catherine Howard," at the castle.
The mind boggles.