Did Henry VIII love his last wife Katherine Parr?

Linda Porter looks at Henry VIII's often misunderstood relationship with his last wife, Katherine Parr, and questions whether it was, indeed, a case of true love...

A portrait of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the March 2010 issue of BBC History Magazine

On 12 July 1543, as plague began to take hold in London, two dozen guests crammed into a small chapel at Hampton Court to see Henry VIII marry for the sixth time. The wedding, a low-key affair, took the diplomatic community in London by surprise.

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