Catherine (Aragón) of England

Catherine (Aragón) of England (1485 - 1536)

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Catherine "Queen of England" of England formerly Aragón aka of Aragón
Born in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Madrid, Spainmap
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Wife of — married in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Englandmap
Wife of — married (to ) in Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, Kent, Englandmap
Died in Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
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Catherine of Aragon

Although she had a stronger claim to the English throne than Henry VII himself,[1]

Queen Catherine's impression on people, was such that even her enemy, Thomas Cromwell, said of her If not for her sex, she could have defied all the heroes of History.[2]

She successfully appealed for the lives of the rebels involved in the Evil May Day for the sake of their families. Furthermore, Queen Catherine garnered widespread admiration by starting an extensive program for the relief of the poor.[3] She was also a patron of Renaissance humanism, and a friend of the great scholars Erasmus of Rotterdam and Saint Thomas More.


English: Catherine of Aragon
Castilian: Catalina de Aragón
Aragonese: Catarina d'Aragón
b.16 Dec 1485 Archbishop's Palace in Alcalá de Henares near Madrid[4]
bur. Peterborough Cathedral[5]
Buried at Peterborough Cathedral, Northamptonshire


1501: Princess of Wales
1507: Ambassador[6]
1509: Queen of England

Early Life

Great-great-grandmother: Philippa of Lancaster
Great-grandmother: Catherine of Lancaster[7][8]
p. Queen Isabella I of Castilla and King Fernando II[9]


m.1 1501 Arthur, Prince of Wales (20 Sep 1486 – 02 Apr 1502). No issue.
m.2 1509 Henry VIII. Anulled 23 May 1533.[10]



  1. Wikipedia: Catherine of Aragon
  2. Chapuys, Eustace (Imperial Ambassador) (1533). Calendar of State Papers, Spanish IV (p737)
  3. Deutscher & Bietenholz, p. 283
  4. at night
  5. User ID: 2B40AD1E4FF1D711873600C09F01FA1B907A. Royal Genealogies Part 19. Aragon-83 on Sep 16, 2011 by Theresa Reynolds.
  6. First female ambassador in European history.
  7. Catherine was named after her great-grandmother
  8. Catherine's 3rd cousin was her father-in-law, Henry VII. Her 4th cousin was her mother-in-law Elizabeth of York. As such, Catherine actually had a stronger claim to the English throne then Henry VIII.
  9. Youngest surviving child of seven
  10. Grounds: Levitical law. As wife of Henry VIII's brother, marriage was uncanonical and incestuous; Wikipedia: May 23
  11. Mary was born with congenital syphillus. See: Ashley, Mike (2008). A Brief History of British Kings and Queens. Philadelphia: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.

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