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Catherine Howard

1520?–42, fifth queen consort of Henry VIII of England.
Catherine, c1520–42, fifth wife of Henry VIII.
Sir Ebenezer, 1850–1928, English town planner.
Henry, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
John Winston, born 1939, prime minister of Australia 1996–2007.
Leslie (Leslie Stainer) 1893–1943, English actor.
Roy Wilson, 1883–1964, U.S. editor and newspaper publisher.
Sidney (Coe)
[koh] /koʊ/ (Show IPA), 1891–1939, U.S. playwright and short-story writer.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “brave heart.”.
Historical Examples

By the summer of 1542 the tragedy of Catherine Howard was over.
Holbein Beatrice Fortescue

This was distinctly laid down in the case of Catherine Howard.
The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon J.A. Froude

His life was saved only by the intercession of Lady Catherine Howard, whose services were purchased apparently for 1500 pounds.
It Might Have Been Emily Sarah Holt

That queens in that very age were capable of profligacy was proved, but a few years later, by the confessions of Catherine Howard.
History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II. James Anthony Froude

Catherine. ?1521–42, fifth wife of Henry VIII of England; beheaded
Charles, Lord Howard of Effingham and 1st Earl of Nottingham. 1536–1624, Lord High Admiral of England (1585–1618). He commanded the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
Sir Ebenezer. 1850–1928, English town planner, who introduced garden cities
Henry Howard, See Surrey
John. 1726–90, English prison reformer
John Winston. born 1939, Australian politician; prime minister of Australia (1996–2007)
Leslie. real name Leslie Howard Stainer. 1890–1943, British actor of Hungarian descent. His many films included The Scarlet Pimpernel (1938), Pygmalion (1938), and Gone With the Wind (1939)
Trevor. 1916-88, British actor. His many films include Brief Encounter (1946), The Third Man (1949), Ryan’s Daughter (1970), and White Mischief (1987)

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.”


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