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Catherine Brooks – The Advantageous Marriages of the Howards – Expert Talk

Catherine takes us back to the start of the Howard dynasty to show how the ancestors of the Howards of the Henrician court built up their standing not just from their military careers and loyalty to the monarch, but by realising marriage could be the quickest way to achieve status. But she also explains how this can backfire with tragic consequences.

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  1. L

    Catherine. Your talk was so very interesting and quite absorbing. The Howard family through the ages, not as I had imagined them at all and (as you indicated) overall quite a vile family. Especially the men. A totally fascinating Expert Talk. “Thank you”!

    1. C

      Hi Lyndell,

      Thank you so much, I’m really glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I was pleasantly surprised that they were not all as unpleasant as the third Duke!

  2. M

    Thank you for such an informative and interesting video. I appreciate your time. I love your you tube channel, have binge watched all your awesome interviews, and I hope you do more soon. Thanks again. Michelle t

    1. C

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you so much for all your comments. And yes, I must get around to doing more videos! These Howards take up all my time these days!

  3. N

    Hi Catherine, thank you for an excellent talk! It was extremely enjoyable to watch and listen to. I, too, have a problem liking Thomas Howard!

    1. C

      Hi Natalia,
      Thank you so much! Yes, the more I read, the more unpleasant he becomes!

  4. C

    Thank you Catherine for this colorful look at the Howard family. It’s nice to hear about the occasional love match but always surprising to hear how quickly the men remarry.
    Interesting how little value they put on daughters yet they expect to gain much from them.
    Thomas Howard is quite the character but I don’t think I can crush on him🤨

    1. C

      Hi Colleen,

      Thank you! And no – he was an odious little man!

  5. T

    Hi Catherine. I cant believe of how much of a creep the 3rd duke was. I kinda had my suspicions though. Thank you so much for this well delivered video. 😊

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Catherine Brooks – The Advantageous Marriages of the Howards – Expert Talk