By the summer of 1542 the tragedy of Catherine Howard was over.
This was distinctly laid down in the case of Catherine Howard.
His life was saved only by the intercession of Lady Catherine Howard, whose services were purchased apparently for 1500 pounds.
That queens in that very age were capable of profligacy was proved, but a few years later, by the confessions of Catherine Howard.
proper name, from Old French Huard, from a Germanic source similar to Old High German *Hugihard "heart-brave," or *Hoh-weard, literally "high defender; chief guardian." Also probably in some cases a confusion with cognate Old Norse Haward, and as a surname also with unrelated Hayward. In some rare cases from Old English eowu hierde "ewe herd."