Tudors-Catherine of Aragon

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Catherine was the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. She was born in Spain, but was sent to live in England at a young age as she w betrothed to Aurthur Tudor (the older brother of Henry VII) who was meant to become king of England ( succeeding his father).

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TudorsCATHERINE OF ARAGONName: Catherine of Aragon (first wife of henry VIII)DOB: 15 December 1485DOD: 7 January 1536 (at Kimbolton Castle)Nationality: SpanishStatus: widow of Arthur Tudor/married to Henry VIII (marriage was annulled in 1533)Married: 11 June 1509Religion: CatholicRoyal connections: King Ferdinand (father), Queen Isabella (mother),King Henry VIII (husband until 1533) , Queen Mary Tudor (daughter)Role: Mother to Mary Tudor, wife to Henry Tudor VIIIMotto: humble and loyalEarly Life: Catherine was the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. She was born in Spain, but was sent to live in England at a young age as she w betrothed to Aurthur Tudor (the older brother of Henry VII) who was meant to become king of England ( succeeding his father). At 14 she married Arthur, however he died 6 months after the marriage. However, so as to keep the alliance anglo-espanic alliance she later married Henry VII, Arthurs younger brother (when she was 23 and he was 17). Responsibilities to Henry: Produce a male heir Contribution to religious policies: Wanted to stay catholic Fell out of favour: because she couldnt produce a male

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