Catharine Howard was no Anne she was not politically able like Anne and did not have control over Henry the way Anne did. She also had very little interest in Henry it has been suggested that he was more than twice her age, he was obese and at this point he was smelly , not the man he use to be. Howard flirted with young men more of her own age, this would become her undoing. The Reformist began to gather evidence against her, Cranmer had to present Henry with the evidence against her, Henry was furious, has the investigation progressed he felt that he had been tricked by Norfolk, Henry now realised that he had been made to look like a fool, by choosing to get rid of Cromwell his most loyal and best servant. In an attempt to save himself Norfolk disowned Catharine and declared to be outraged by her behaviour; however his family did suffer his step-mother Agnes Duchess of Norfolk and Lord William Howard were imprisoned and the property was seized. Norfolk escaped punishment- removed himself and his sons from court- this really weakened the conservative party.