Katherine Parr was the 6th wife of Henry VIII. She had been widowed twice & survived him. She remarried within a year & died in childbirth at Sudley Castle. Any woman who could survive being the wife of Henry VIII was someone to be admired. A relative of mine, may be why the Parr's are tough. SPB
Katherine of Aragon, 1st Queen of Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon was described as the most beloved queen in English history. Catherine was born on December 15, 1485 at Alcala de Henares, Madrid. She was the last child of Ferdinand of Aragon, king of Spain and Isabella, queen of Castile (together known as the "Catholic Kings").