Henry VIII had six wives, remembered in sequence as follows:
Divorced, Beheaded, Died. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.
This is Katherine Howard, Henry's fifth wife.
Details about her are sketchy, and no known portraits of her exist. She was a cousin of Anne Boleyn (Henry's second wife), and is thought to have been between 15 and 17 when her family thrust her under Henry's nose. He was then close to 50, vastly corpulent, and with a suppurating ulcer in his leg that meant he stank to high heaven. She was young, giddy, a little reckless, but did what she was told and married him.
Foolishly - but who can blame her - she embarked on an affair with a handsome young courtier. She was beheaded after barely a year of marriage, probably aged only around 17.
Artists Trading Card - one in a series of Henry's Unfortunate Wives.
Flocked velvet Italian paper, gesso portrait, acrylics, glitter glue, gel and gold pens.
Available for trade