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Queen Catherine/Katherine's In English History

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Queen Catherine/Katherine's In English History

Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 1st, 2011, 2:51 am

The name of Catherine/Katherine has not been a propitious name for England's Queens:
Katherine of Valois, Queen of Henry V: Henry died not long after the birth of their son, Henry VI, who was later deposed twice and murdered after his 2nd deposition.
Catherine of Aragon, First Queen of Henry VIII: Lost first husband, was set aside by her 2nd, had her daughter declared a bastard and died separated by her beloved child for the rest of her life.
Catherine Howard, Fifth Queen of Henry VIII: Beheaded
Catherine Parr, Sixth Queen of Henry VIII: Survived Henry, only to die after giving birth to her one and only child with her fourth husband
Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II: Childless and most likely did not have the love of her husband.

Let's hope this Catherine will be the exception to the rule, assuming she becomes Queen at all (after Diana, I'm reluctant to call anyone a future Queen).

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Post by Divia » Sun May 1st, 2011, 4:01 pm

Oh, bad track record there. Hmmm.

While we are on the topic...her name is Kate. Is her name spelled Catherine or is it Katherine?
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 1st, 2011, 5:30 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Oh, bad track record there. Hmmm.

While we are on the topic...her name is Kate. Is her name spelled Catherine or is it Katherine?[/quote]

It's Catherine, I know kinda confusing, huh?

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 1:29 am

I will do my best to explain why in my own opinion this Catherine will have a different fate. First of all she is English. So you can see I'm ruling out foreign Catherines right off the bat.

Now of the two Catherines who were English but met sad ends, one was a skank, and the other married a skank after Henry VIII's death. William's bride has neither of those problems.

The Duchess of Cambridge is therefore in good stead.

See my logic? ;)

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Post by Divia » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 1:30 am

LOL.
Well you won me over with the skank defense.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 2:13 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]I will do my best to explain why in my own opinion this Catherine will have a different fate. First of all she is English. So you can see I'm ruling out foreign Catherines right off the bat.

Now of the two Catherines who were English but met sad ends, one was a skank, and the other married a skank after Henry VIII's death. William's bride has neither of those problems.

The Duchess of Cambridge is therefore in good stead.

See my logic? ;) [/quote]

Rotflmao! I like your logic, let's hope it works out that way!

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Post by Vanessa » Mon May 2nd, 2011, 9:37 am

I think it's a love match, too, which should count for something. At least the marriage has some chance of lasting, although, of course, they didn't have much choice years ago unless your husband was Henry VIII and he decided you had to go!! LOL. I think Kate will be fine.
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