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One of the very few paintings/portraits of George Boleyn who later became Lord Rochford after his sister Anne became Queen.

Catherine Howard (1523-1542) was Queen of England & the 5th wife of King Henry VIII. They married in 1540 almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves. However Catherine Howard was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry on the grounds of treason for committing adultery while married to the King.

Queen Anne Boleyn Sometimes the wages of ambition is death. Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and marriage to Anne was part of the complex beginning of the considerable political and religious upheaval known as the English Reformation. She wielded considerable political influence and actively promoted the cause of Church Reform. Her relationship with Henry VIII had a radical effect on the course of English history.

A sketch of Jane Parker, Lady Rochford, by Hans Holbein. Jane Parker was the vindictive wife of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. George was Anne's brother, and Jane gave testimony against the siblings, alleging sexual misconduct. Jane Parker would later act as the bawd for Henry VIII's fifth wife (and Anne's cousin) Katherine Howard. Fittingly, Jane Parker would be beheaded for her role in arranging trysts for her mistress.