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*Catherine's brother William Parr was not shown on The Tudors*
|Both had one brother and one sister|
Catherine had a younger sister Anne and a younger brother William.
Elizabeth had an elder sister Mary and a younger brother Edward.
|Both lost a parent during childhood|
Catherine lost her father Thomas Parr around the age of five.
Elizabeth lost her mother Anne Boleyn at the age of three.
|Both held the title of Queen Regnant|
Catherine held the title for a brief term when Henry was overseas in battle.
Elizabeth held the title for fourty years as she inherited it from her sister and never married.
|Both fell under the spell of Thomas Seymour|
Catherine fell in love with Thomas before marrying Henry and Thomas started to court her, after Henry died Catherine married him making the marriage her only love match.
Elizabeth fell for Thomas her stepfather when she was residing at Catherine's Chelsea manor when Catherine was pregnant with her first child.
|Both had a love for fashion|
Catherine was known for her love of impressive jewels, sumptuous French and Italian gowns, and shoes (in one year, she would order 47 different pairs).
Elizabeth prompted the fashion of "V" bodices, there was a whopping 2000 dresses in her closet when she was Queen.
|Both embraced and were matriarchs of the English church|
Catherine was brought up Catholic, but by the time she was Queen she was a full supporter of her husbands church holding bible study groups with her ladies and quoted on being almost "Lutheran".
Elizabeth was a supporter of the reformed church because it was the church that noticed her claim to the english throne as Catholics did not believe in her parents marriage.
|Both were of English descent|
Catherine and Elizabeth both descended from Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquataine.
|Both had close shaves with the axe|
Catherine was a supporter of the reformation and was linked to a number of radicals including Anne Askew, once Anne Askew was imprisoned the Catholic party tried to bring Catherine down. When Henry started believe the accusations the Catholic party were feeding him he signed her imprisonment warrant and was going to start investigating, luckily someone accidently put the warrant infront of Catherine's doorway and she managed to sweet-talk Henry out of it and saved her head and her life.
Elizabeth was imprisoned by her sister for it was believed that she was helping the young Thomas Wyatt in rebellion to put herself on the throne in Mary's place. Mary didn't have the heart to put her younger sister to death so Mary put her on house arrest.