Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Triumph of Hope Over Experience
A second marriage has been described as the triumph of hope over experience. On that basis Henry VIII must have been among the most hopeful of men known to history. Today is the anniversary of his SIXTH wedding, that to Katherine Parr in 1543. She, along with fourth wife Ann of Cleve's, would outlive Henry. Katherine was a pretty positive person herself. Henry was her third husband, the first two having predeceased her. She would ultimately marry again, that to Thomas Seymour (uncle to Edward VI and brother of Edward Seymour, protector of the realm during Edward's minority).