A Brief History
On February 13, 1542, the Queen of England and wife of King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. Catherine was between 17 and 19 years old at the time of her beheading, old enough to understand the dangers of cheating on the King.
Some other historical wives that behaved badly toward their husbands include:
Empress Catherine II of Russia, better known as Catherine the Great, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst in Prussia, married the man that would become Emperor Peter III of Russia, also a German, but overthrew him after he ascended the throne and possibly had him killed.
Amber Heard, actress and wife of actor Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2017, until they had a falling out that allegedly included her taking a mean dump on his bed! A post-divorce defamation suit by Depp against Heard found her to be liable, ruining her public image with tales of alleged spousal abuse by her.
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For more information, please see…
Influential Events Publishing. Catherine the Great: The Truth About Catherine’s Life and Success Principles Revealed. Author’s Republic, 2022.
Wallis, Nick. Depp v Heard: The Unreal Story. Bath Publishing Limited, 2023.
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