Catherine of Aragon

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Born: Dec 16, 1485 AD
Died: 1536 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Queen


1485 – She was born on the 16th day of December this year in Alcalá de Henares.

 

1501 – She was married to Prince Arthur, the eldest son of Henry VII of England.

1502- Arthur died and she was widowed. She lived in relative poverty for the next 7 years, due to an inability of her father in law, Henry VII, and her own father, Ferdinand of Aragon, to settle a dispute over her dowry. 

1509- She married Henry VIII.

1511-Gave birth to a Prince, Henry, who died a little over 50 days later.

1513 – She was extremely popular with the people. She governed the nation as Regent while Henry invaded France, and successfully managed to fend off a Scottish invasion, during which James IV of Scotland was killed. 

 1516-Gave birth to her only child who survived infancy, Princess Mary, who later went on to become Queen. 

1520 - She accompanied the king to France on the celebrated visit to Francis I, remembered (from the splendors of the occasion) as the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

 

1531 – She separated from Henry this year, but not by choice, By force. 

 

1536 - She died of a form of cancer at Kimbolton Castle, on the 7th of January this year.

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