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Catherine of Valois

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Born: 1401 AD
Died: 1437 AD, at 35 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Queen

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1401 - Born on October 27th in Paris. Catherine of Valois, daughter of the King of France.

1420 - Married to Henry V of England on June 2nd.

1421 - Catherine of Valois was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in February.

         - The son of Catherine and Henry, the future Henry VI, was born in December.

1423 - After the death of her husband, Henry V, Catherine of Valois began a secret relationship with Owen Tudor, a Welsh squire.

1428 - Parliament reacted to the rumors about this relationship by forbidding Catherine from marrying without consent of the king and the council.

1436 - Owen Tudor was imprisoned and Catherine retired to Bermondsey Abbey.

1437 - Died on January 3rd in London.

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