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  1. Catherine of Aragon (also spelt as Katherine, historical Spanish: Catharina, now: Catalina; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry VIII from their marriage on 11 June 1509 until its annulment on 23 May 1533.

  2. Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII of England (reigned 1509–47). The refusal of Pope Clement VII to annul Henry’s marriage to Catherine triggered the break between Henry and Rome and led to the English Reformation.

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  3. Apr 2, 2014 · Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of King Henry VIII of England, who divorced her in 1533 to marry Anne Boleyn. She was the daughter of Spanish monarchs and the mother of Mary Tudor, who became queen in 1553.

  4. Apr 14, 2020 · Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536 CE) was a Spanish princess who famously became the Queen of England and the first wife of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE). When the marriage did not produce a male heir, Henry VIII became desperate to divorce Catherine and find another wife.

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    • Catherine’s parents were two of the most powerful figures in Europe. Born in 1485 to Kind Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, Catherine known as the Infanta of Spain as their youngest surviving child.
    • Henry wasn’t Catherine’s first husband. In May 1499, Catherine married Arthur, Prince of Wales, by proxy. Catherine arrived in England in 1501, and the two were formally married at St Paul’s Cathedral.
    • Her marriage to Henry was as close to a love match as a diplomatic marriage could be. Catherine was 6 years older than Henry, her former brother-in-law, when he became king in 1509.
    • She served as England’s regent for 6 months. In 1513, Henry went to France, leaving Catherine as his regent in England during his absence: the actual phrasing went.
  5. Feb 4, 2015 · The youngest surviving child of the ‘Catholic Kings’ of Spain, Catherine of Aragon – (Katharine) – was born on 16 December 1485, the same year that Henry VII established the Tudor dynasty. At the age of three, she was betrothed to his infant son, Prince Arthur .

  6. Sep 16, 2020 · Learn about the life of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife and mother of Mary I. Discover how she became a Spanish princess, why Henry wanted to divorce her and how she died in 1536.

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