A seventh wife for Henry VIII?

David Baldwin tells the story of Katherine Willoughby, a great friend of the Tudor king, who seemed set to replace Katherine Parr as his bride...

Katherine Willoughby in an 18th-century engraving after a Hans Holbein the Younger portrait. In 1546 the prospect of her marrying England's ageing king was causing tongues to wag in diplomatic circles. (Photo by Print Collector/Getty Images)

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