Catherine Howard

If you believe the history books (or television portrayals) of Henry the VIII’s fifth wife, she gets something of a bad rap, characterized as at best an ignorant but sexually adventurous girl and and worst a conniving, adulterous and treasonous criminal. This latter description was clearly her husband’s conclusion, since he had her beheaded on February 13th, 1542. If you look at her pictures she has a bit of a long nose and underbite, but she must have had her charms to get Henry on the hook.

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She probably wore all of her queen’s finery rather happily, such as this informal but beautifully detailed gown from Bilo. Another perk for Henry’s queens had to be the jewelry. This gorgeous cross from Maxi Gossamer for this month’s Fameshed fit the bill, and the Solaria ring from Tiffy Vella  is as heavy and luxurious an adornment as any lady could wish for.

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Hair: Exile::Desperately Wanting by Kavar Cleanslate

Skin: Izzie’s – Asia Skin light by Izzie Button

Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Tobacco by Ikon Innovia

Necklace: MG – Necklace – Magdalena Cross by Maxi Gossamer (@Fameshed)

Ring: Eclectica Solaria Ivory &Gold by Tiffy Vella

Dress: Bilo Rani- Warda Gold Yellow Slim by Mayaa Thistle

Furniture: Kismet


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