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Catherine Howard , fifth woman of Henri VIII after the Repudiation of Anne de Clèves, was born in 1522. She was the niece of the duke of Norfolk, enthusiastic papist and adversary of Cromwell. His/her uncle helped it to become queen the July 28th 1540 with an aim of Prosélytisme. She took on her ascending husband important and pushed it whereas he was chief of the Church Anglican to be approached the catholics. She thus attracted herself the enmity of the party of the Reform. On the explicit denunciation of a former servant, Thomas Cranmer, archbishop reformist of Canterbury, showed it misconduct before its marriage and of adultery. Locked up initially with Syon House, it could not confuse its indicters and was condemned to death. Several people of its entourage expièrent, the ones in dungeons, the others on the scaffold. The execution took place the February 13rd 1542 with the Tour of London.
It is on this occasion that the Capital punishment was enacted against any woman, who not being virgin at the time when it would be a question of marrying it with the king, its state would not reveal, and against any woman of prince or queen convinced of Adultère.
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