This hand crafted necklace is part of my historical jewellery range to commemorate Catherine Howard. I specialise in replica costume portrait jewellery.
Catherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542) was Queen of England from 1540 until 1541 as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She was the daughter of Lord Edmund Howard and Joyce Culpeper, cousin to Anne Boleyn (the second wife of Henry VIII), and niece to Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. Thomas Howard was a prominent politician at Henry's court, and he secured her a place in the household of Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, where she caught the King's interest. She married him on 28 July 1540 at Oatlands Palace in Surrey, just 19 days after the annulment of his marriage to Anne. He was 49, and she was still a teenager, at about 17 years old. Catherine was stripped of her title as queen in November 1541. She was beheaded three months later on the grounds of treason for committing adultery with her distant cousin Thomas Culpeper.
This replica set with double piece necklace has a pretty antique gold textured chain, filigree pendant, gold claw black crystals and faux pearls. The first necklace with pendant measures 16-17 inches and the second is made long at 30 inches so that it can be tucked into a gown.
The necklace is presented in a gift box.
Please message me if you would like the matching belt shown on our Tudor model. ** **I AM A UK BASED ETSY SELLER AND ALL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED FROM THE UK. **
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