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When Catherine Parr married Henry VIII in 1543 - here captured in an 18th century drawing - she had already been married twice. Parr was married to Edward Burgh in 1529 and widowed in 1533. She then married John Neville in 1534, only to be widowed again in 1543. She married Henry VIII in the summer of that year.

My admiration for Henry VIII's wife Katherine Parr who survived, by Camilla

When Catherine Parr married Henry VIII in 1543 - here captured in an 18th century drawing - she had already been married twice. Parr was married to Edward Burgh in 1529 and widowed in 1533. She then married John Neville in 1534, only to be widowed again in 1543. She married Henry VIII in the summer of that year.

May 19, 1536, the Execution of Anne Boleyn "I pray God save the king," Anne herself is reported to have said on the scaffold, "and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never; and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord."

May 19, 1536, the Execution of Anne Boleyn "I pray God save the king," Anne herself is reported to have said on the scaffold, "and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never; and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord."

To the left is a Morning Coat made to button high. Well-dressed gentlemen wore dark clothing cut and made to measure. Watch-chain, one ring, shirt-stud and sleeve-buttons were all the jewelry allowable for the gentleman.

To the left is a Morning Coat made to button high. Well-dressed gentlemen wore dark clothing cut and made to measure. Watch-chain, one ring, shirt-stud and sleeve-buttons were all the jewelry allowable for the gentleman.

Evening gown ca. 1905-10. Candlelight satin Empire trained gown, square neckline, short puffed sleeves, bands of stylized cream embroidery, neckline & sleeves with gathered silk chiffon trim. Augusta Auctions called the style "esthetic," but I think it's just an elegant example of a Regency- or Empire-style gown.

Evening gown ca. 1905-10. Candlelight satin Empire trained gown, square neckline, short puffed sleeves, bands of stylized cream embroidery, neckline & sleeves with gathered silk chiffon trim. Augusta Auctions called the style "esthetic," but I think it's just an elegant example of a Regency- or Empire-style gown.

This dress is so amazing, the second best thing about Atonement (the first of course, being James Mcavoy).

This dress is so amazing, the second best thing about Atonement (the first of course, being James Mcavoy).

Costume designed by Piero Tosi for Mia Fothergill in Sparrow (Storia di una Capinera) (1993) From Tirelli Costumi

Costume designed by Piero Tosi for Mia Fothergill in Sparrow (Storia di una Capinera) (1993) From Tirelli Costumi

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