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  1. 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.

  2. May 31, 2017 · But in life, Catherine of Aragon had red hair and blue eyes. Ambassador After Arthur's death and before her marriage to Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon served as ambassador to the English court, representing the Spanish court, thereby becoming the first woman to be a European ambassador.

  3. May 31, 2017 · Catherine of Aragon was the fifth child of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. She was born in Alcalá de Henares. Catherine was likely named for her mother's grandmother, Katherine of Lancaster, the daughter of Constance of Castile who was second wife of John of Gaunt, himself son of England's Edward III.

  4. Jun 1, 2010 · Catherine of Aragon was the youngest surviving child of Ferdinand and Isabella, the joint rulers of Spain, and as was common for princesses of the day, her parents almost immediately began looking for a political match for her. When she was three year old, she was betrothed to Arthur, the son of Henry VII of England.

  5. Apr 28, 2020 · After all, Catherine of Aragon was no stranger to palace intrigue — she was the daughter of Spanish royalty, after all; Isabella, Queen of Castile, and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. She was betrothed to the future King of England, Arthur, first-born son of King Edward VII, as a child.

  6. Mar 25, 2023 · Over the course of Catherine’s 23-year marriage to Henry VIII, she acted as regent for the country, saw off a Scottish army and bore a future monarch of England, before Henry’s desire to remarry Anne Boleyn imploded their union. Rhiannon Davies speaks to Dr Nicola Clark about Catherine’s impressive reign – and her desperate attempts to ...

  7. Feb 8, 2021 · Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England for 24 years, was the most popular of Henry’s queens. A Spanish princess by birth, she won the hearts and minds of the English people, with even one of her enemies, Thomas Cromwell, stating “If not for her sex, she could have defied all the heroes of History.”. 1.

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