Royal Crest of Queen Katherine

Royal Crest of Queen Katherine Parr

The Parr badge created by Queen Catherine after she became Queen. It represents her patron saint rising from a Tudor rose. Catherine’s patron saint was Saint Catherine of Alexandria also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel; Catherine Parr used her depiction as part of her royal emblem of a maiden with flowing blonde hair blooming from a Tudor Rose.

Neat fact: Parr’s ancestor Katherine Swynford used the wheel of Saint Catherine in her coat of arms.

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