You can’t read The Six Wives Of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser and NOT feel the worst for Katherine Howard out of all of them.
Granted, Anne got killed too, but at least she was smart and savvy and old enough to know what she was getting into.
Katherine Howard was just a ditsy, silly, unintelligent teenage girl in way over her head. That’s why her story is so sad.
If Henry had been one bit of the good Christian he claimed to be, he’d have just had her banished or sent to a convent.
That he insisted on her death basically tells you what a frigging sociopath he was.