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  Katharine / Katherine / Catherine of Aragon: Biography, Portraits, Primary Sources
The youngest surviving child of the 'Catholic Kings' of Spain, Katharine was born on 16 December 1485, the same year that Henry VII established the Tudor dynasty.
Katharine was born on 16 December 1485 at Alcala de Henares, in the archbishop of Toledo's palace.
Her parents, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, were legends throughout Europe.
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  Catherine of Aragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Catherine of Aragon (December 16, 1485 January 7, 1536; Spanish: Catalina de Aragón) was queen consort of England as Henry VIII of England's first wife.
Born in Alcalá de Henares, Catherine was the youngest surviving child of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile and, as a third-great-granddaughter of Edward III of England, a fourth cousin of both Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York.
Henry VIII supposedly married Catherine of Aragon at his father's dying wish and was happily-enough married to her, although not faithful, for 18 years, until he became seriously worried about getting a male heir to his throne as she approached menopause.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Katherine_of_Aragon   (1779 words)

 The English Reformation, 1529-47
The pious, dull Katherine of Aragon was forty-four years old; Anne Boleyn was in her twenties, lively and vivacious, with 'fl and beautiful' eyes.
During his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII had two or three mistresses, and one illegitimate son, but (by the standards of early-modern royalty) had been an attentive husband.
She was pregnant again in January 1535, shortly after the death from cancer of Katherine of Aragon (7 January 1535) had removed all questions about the legitimacy of any child that might be born.
history.wisc.edu /sommerville/361/361-07.htm   (1723 words)

 Courtly Lives - Katherine Parr
Katherine of Aragon told Maud Parr that these were originally made for her by her mother Queen Isabella.
Katherine had the proper dowry and her lineage included Talbots and Throckmortons on her mother's side of the family, and de Tallebois, Tunstalls, Nevilles and Marmions on her father's side.
Katherine Parr would be "nursemaid" to Henry as he could not walk or stand by 1545, and he was carried in a litter and winched up and down the stairs.
www.angelfire.com /mi4/polcrt/KParr.html   (2238 words)

 Tudor Women
Katherine of Aragon and Katherine Parr were both educated and considered virtuous despite their education.
Katherine Howard was 15, the usual age a girl expected to be wed.
When Katherine of Aragon married Arthur Tudor at St. Paul's Cathedral there was a procession through the streets with cheering crowds not unlike the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer to the Prince of Wales almost 500 years later.
tudors.crispen.org /tudor_women   (2258 words)

 Katherine of Aragon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The youngest surviving child of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, Katherine of Aragon was betrothed to Arthur, the son of Henry VII of England, when she was three.
Katherine was forced to renounce the title of Queen and became known as the Princess Dowager of Wales, a title she refused to acknowledge through to the end of her life.
Katherine died in 1536 and was buried at Peterborough Abbey.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/henryviii/whoswho/aragon.html   (392 words)

 Tudor Chronology
Coronation of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon
Archbishop Cranmer declares the marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon to be invalid
Katherine Ashley and Thomas Parry, members of the household of Princess Elizabeth, were arrested and taken to the Tower on suspicion of conspiring to marry the Princess Elizabeth to Thomas Seymour.
tudors.crispen.org /chronology   (4386 words)

 Katherine of Aragon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Katherine of Aragon came to England from Spain in 1501 as the bride of Arthur, Prince of Wales.
Katherine was twenty three and Henry seventeen at the time of the wedding, but despite the age difference and the differences between their upbringing, they made a good match.
Katherine became an advocate of More's ideas through her instruction of Mary, and the Queen in fact set a new standard for the instruction of girls.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /projects/STUDENTS/Bracewell/Kofa.htm   (777 words)

 Encyclopedia: Katherine of Aragon
Catherine of Aragon The wives of Henry VIII, of England were: 1.
Ferdinand and his wife Isabella of Castile Ferdinand II (Fernando de Aragón in Spanish and Ferran dAragó in Catalan), nicknamed the Catholic (March 10, 1452 – June 23, 1516) was king of Aragon, Castile, Sicily, Naples, Valencia, Sardinia and Navarre and Count of Barcelona.
Events March - With the death of Ferdinand II of Aragon, his grandson Charles of Ghent becomes King of Spain as Carlos I. July - Selim I of the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Mameluks and invades Syria.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Katherine-of-Aragon   (4428 words)

 Anne Boleyn's Later Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Katherine of Aragon was the aunt of Charles V, and he was not likely to let her be put aside.
She became pregnant around the first week of December 1532, and married Henry before his first marriage was annulled, on January 25, 1533 (the date November 14, 1532 has been generally discredited as the product of panegyrists who wanted to cast no slur on the name of Henry VIII or Elizabeth I).
Katherine of Aragon's treatment may be ascribed to Henry VIII for the most part.
www.geocities.com /boleynfamily/anne/later.html   (1422 words)

 [ TwoZens.com ] :: Book Reviews :: twozens.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Katherine Parr was a closet Protestant, but was very good at hiding her true beliefs.
Because Katherine was a very well educated woman and very religious she saw no problem with her discussing religion with the King and sometimes correcting his statements.
Katherine being a good stepmother invited Princess Elizabeth to come live with her and continue her education Katherine did not know about her husbands advances toward the Princess.
www.twozens.com /book_review.html   (3825 words)

 England Under The Tudors: Catherine of Aragon.
CATHERINE OF ARAGON, Queen of Henry VIII of England, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, was born on the 15th or 16th of December 1485.
She left Spain in 1501 to marry Arthur, prince of Wales, eldest son of King Henry VII, and landed at Plymouth on the 2nd of October.
Edward VI's Letter to Dowager Queen Katherine Parr, 1547
www.luminarium.org /encyclopedia/catherinearagon.htm   (2151 words)

 Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII - Miscellaneous Facts
Briefly, Anne Boleyn was the second and most famous wife of Henry VIII, who divorced his first wife, Katherine of Aragon, in order to marry her and produce a male heir.
Next was a young girl (reports of her age vary between 15 and 21), Katherine Howard, who had a very poorly-hidden, ill-advised affair with her young lover, and was subsequently beheaded.
Last was Katherine Parr, who gathered up all of Henry’s children, brought them to live with their father, and acted as a kindly mother toward all of them.
www.nellgavin.com /boleyn_facts   (3871 words)

 Amazon.com: Katharine of Aragon: The Wives of Henry VIII: Books: Jean Plaidy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Katherine is a figure who is often passed on for more exciting fare such as Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn, and I'm pleased that Jean Plaidy chooses to spend time upon her.
Katherine was the daughter of Queen Isabella of Spain.
Katherine of Aragon was a delightful tale, consisting of three novels which were all thorough and beautifully written.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0609810251?v=glance   (1768 words)

 Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII - Miscellaneous Facts
Katherine of Aragon, his first wife, was known to have suffered from a "mysterious female ailment" that might possibly have been related to infection.
Henry then was betrothed to Anne of Cleves on the basis of a flattering portrait, but upon seeing the woman herself, was appalled and repelled by her unattractiveness and quickly arranged for a divorce without ever consummating the marriage.
She also acted in the unenviable capacity as nurse to Henry who, toward the end of his life was enormously obese and covered with oozing sores that emitted a foul odor.
www.nellgavin.com /boleyn_facts/index.htm   (3871 words)

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He was in love with one of Katherine of Aragon's former ladies, Jane Seymour, and was anxious to marry her.
She was given the honor of being Edward's godmother and performed this service in the presence of the high nobles and of her 4 year old sister Elizabeth whom she led by the hand in the procession from the chapel.
The wife sitting next to the king in that painting is not Katherine Parr but Jane Seymour, the woman he began to court in 1535, married in 1536, and lost in 1537.
www.tudors.youngbiz.com   (4326 words)

 Ann Boleyn & Katherine Howard, their lives and executions --- The Crime Library - The Crime library
In February 1542, Katherine and her accomplice Lady Rochford were found guilty under the Act of Attainder.
Although Katherine was offered the right to defend herself against the charge, she refused to.
Following her brief statement, Katherine knelt down and placed her head on the block, and in one swift blow her head was severed from her body.
www.crimelibrary.com /notorious_murders/celebrity/henry_viii/7.html   (1285 words)

 Henry IV Henry V Essays - Katherine of Aragon - Tragic Heroine of Henry VIII
Katherine of Aragon - Tragic Heroine of Henry VIII
The unique qualities of Katherine are achieved through Shakespeare's careful accretion of rhetorical devices in her speeches.
Interestingly, however, the paucity of critical attention given to Katherine's language suggests that many scholars have relegated this great lady to secondary importance in the grand scheme of the play.
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 Timepieces and Crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Katherine of Aragon was the first wife of Henry the VIII.
Katherine was sent away, and separated from her daughter Mary.
Katherine's gown is accented with an ivory brocade, and beaded at the neckline with faux pearls, fl glass beads, and jeweled bezels with fl swarovski crystals.
www.timepiecesandcrossroads.com /aragonrepro.htm   (600 words)

 Katherine Of Aragon
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 Amazon.com: The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Books: Alison Weir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Katherine of Aragon (mother of Queen 'Bloody' Mary) was a loving and devoted wife to Henry for 24 years.
Katherine Howard was was only a young girl when she married the King, who thought of her as 'a rose without a thorn.' In Katherine, he found a way to recapture his youth.
When the king found out, he was shattered, and Katherine soon followed in the footsteps of her predecessor and cousin, Anne Boleyn, and was executed before the age of 17.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0802136834?v=glance   (2762 words)

 Katharine of Aragón — Infoplease.com
Catherine of Aragon and the Sources of the English Reformation
Reprinting Tudor history: the case of Catherine of Aragon.
Eclipsing desire: masculine anxiety and the surrealist muse.
www.infoplease.com /ce5/CE027905.html   (465 words)

 Peterborough Cathedral -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In 1541, following the (Click link for more info and facts about Dissolution of the Monasteries) Dissolution of the Monasteries, the church survived by being selected as the cathedral of the new (The territorial jurisdiction of a bishop) diocese of Peterborough.
This may have been related to the fact that a former queen, (Click link for more info and facts about Katherine of Aragon) Katherine of Aragon, had been buried there in 1536.
Her grave can still be seen, and is nowadays honoured by visitors and often decorated with flowers and pomegranates (her symbol).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/peterborough_cathedral.htm   (401 words)

 Raiza Creme - Beauty Secrets of Spanish Royalty
Isabella took a special interest in the Native Americans of the new lands; when some were brought back to Spain as slaves she insisted they be returned and freed, and her will expressed her wish that the "Indians" be treated with justice and fairness.
Her daughter, Catherine of Aragon, is known in history as the first wife of Henry VIII of England and mother of Mary I of England.
In England, Henry VII recognized Spain's status as a world power and reports of Katherine's enchanting physical appearance as perfect requisites for the wife of his firstborn son and heir apparent, Arthur.
www.myangelskin.com /Spanish.htm   (393 words)

 Ampthill History
However, Ampthill is most memorably linked with Queen Katherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII.
Henry married Katherine in 1509; he was 18 and she was 24 years old.
Coincidentally, Katherine's Cross gained additional fame in the latter part of the 20th Century, as it was at the base of this monument that the 'Golden Hare' was buried, as detailed in Kit Williams book 'Masquerade'.
www.ampthill.org.uk /history.htm   (1277 words)

 Find in a Library: The trials of five queens: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary, queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette ...
Find in a Library: The trials of five queens: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary, queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette and Caroline of Brunswick
The trials of five queens: Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Mary, queen of Scots, Marie Antoinette and Caroline of Brunswick
Subjects: Catharine, -- of Aragon, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, -- 1485-1536 -- Trials, litigation etc.
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