Tudor Collection: VI : KATHERINE PARR
Tudor Collection: VI : KATHERINE PARR
Tudor Collection: VI : KATHERINE PARR
Sihaya and Company

Tudor Collection: VI : KATHERINE PARR

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Katherine Parr: A softly crackling hearth, a stack of leather-bound books, and the scent of roasted chestnuts and brown sugar.

Scent Profile: Smoky, Resin/Incense, Gourmand.

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Katherine Parr (c. 1512 – 15 September 1548) was the sixth and final wife of Henry VIII-- one of only two to outlive the short-tempered monarch. Their relationship has been characterized generally as one of intellectual companionship, with Katherine also playing nursemaid to the aging, ailing Henry.

Twice a widow to aristocratic courtiers, she had intended to marry Thomas Seymour (Jane Seymour's brother, with whom she was in love), when the King entered the picture once again looking for a suitable wife. As Katherine's mother had once been a close friend of Katherine of Aragon's, she first caught Henry's eye after entering the service of Lady Mary.  Once the King had proposed to her, she could not very well decline without immense consequence, so she accepted, and the pair were married on 12 July 1543.

Katherine was noted for her scholarship, her devout faith, and her deep love for her three stepchildren, all of whom she enjoyed close relationships with. Henry trusted her so much that she was left to rule England as regent during his final (and doomed) military campaign in France.

Her reign was largely without incident, aside from one instance when Catholic political enemies stirred up enmity between Katherine and the King using her religious beliefs (which leaned more and more Protestant) against her Katherine, perhaps more politically savvy than she is often given credit for, discovered that an arrest warrant had been drawn up in her name and quickly made amends with the King for any offense she might have given. The King, relieved to avert scandal in his infirmity, quickly forgave her and assured her that she remained in his affections. 

After the King's death, Katherine was finally free to marry Thomas Seymour, although that marriage was ill-fated from the start. Seymour was known to be overly flirtatious with the Lady Elizabeth (Katherine's stepdaughter and future Elizabeth I), whom Katherine housed and educated after Henry's death. 

Katherine experienced a surprise pregnancy at the age of 35, and sadly, died six days after giving birth. Her husband fared no better, as he was later implicated in a treasonous plot and executed two years later.

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Available in candle tin or glass tumbler format.

Tins: Our 8oz candle tin measures 3" wide by 2" deep, and holds approximately 7 oz of wax by weight. The wax is topped with an overspray of iridescent glitter. The candles burn for approximately 30-35 hours.

Glass tumblers: These candles measure 3" wide by 3.5" tall, and contain 9 oz of wax for a burn time of 40+ hours. They are topped with a candle-safe glittering overspray.

The glitter I use is safe for use in candles, and the ultrafine particles will not clog your wick.

Turnaround time for candles is 2 weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may occasionally receive a professionally-printed label with a handwritten scent name, similar to what is used in the Secret Menu candles. We are experiencing delays from our label printing service, and would rather not hold up your orders. If you feel strongly about receiving a particular label, please email us at sihayaandcompany@gmail.com and we will do our best to accomodate your request.