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Kateryn the Quene, KP

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Katherine Parr escaped unscathed from her marriage to Henry VIII, but died here at Sudeley Castle not long afterwards. The castle was not quite the dream it looks now. Image: Britain Express

Katherine was smart and brave in facing Henry VIII, and kind to her step-daughters, Mary and Elizabeth.

Did Katherine's marriage to the selfish and unreliable Thomas Seymour and her death in childbirth influence Elizabeth's decision to remain a Virgin Queen?

And how many young women has Elizabeth, who once crossed these lawns, inspired?

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