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    Catherine of Aragon, Born on December 16, 1485 was practically born into royalty and a life of luxury. On her mother's side, Her grandmother was a Queen, just as Catherine would go on to be. By the age of three Catherine was betrothed to Prince Arthur of Whales. Prince Arthur was Heir To the English Throne and in 1501 Catherine and Prince Arthur were wed, Catherine was only 16 and Prince Arthur was even younger as he was 15. The newlyweds quickly moved into their new home at Ludlow castle, on the

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    Catherine of Aragon was born on December 16th, 1485 and died on January 7th, 1536. Catherine was the first born daughter of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Both of her parents later on funded Christopher Columbus’s long voyages to the New World in 1492. At a very, very young age of just 3 years old; Catherine was to be betrothed to Prince Arthur and married him when she turned 16, in the year 1501. Sadly, her husband died 5 months later and she acquired a very important

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    Catherine of Aragon

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    The Book Catherine of Aragon written by Garrett Mattingly is about the life of Catherine of Aragon, the princess of Spain during the late 1400’s and early 1500’s. The book begins with Catherine’s life as a small child, before she became Queen. The first section of the book talks of Catherine’s upbringing as a princess and includes details on the duties of her and her siblings. A good example of this is described on page 17 as it shows how Catherine and her sisters had to be educated on their bloodline

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    Catherine of Aragon Catherine of Aragon, who is sometimes referred to as either Katherine or Katharine of Aragon, was the first wife of Henry VIII, originally being the first and only wife of Prince Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII’s older brother. She was born to her parents, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, on December 6th, 1485 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Both her parents were renowned for their success in unifying the kingdom of Spain through their marriage, and they became very brilliant

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    Anne Boleyn: A Victim of Politics

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    attracted to Anne Boleyn in 1525 (Weir The Six Wives of Henry VIII p. 159), he was in his prime. His wife, Catherine of Aragon, was aging rapidly and was beyond child bearing years. Henry’s desire for a male child was common in his time, but especially imperative for him. If he had a male heir, he felt that it would be a sign from God that his reign was approved by God. Catherine of Aragon had provided him only with a daughter, Mary; therefore his marriage to her must anger God. Henry had had

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    History Of Anne Boleyn

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    fallen off his horse during a tournament and the stress led her to miscarry a few days later. Others suspect it was because she saw Jane sitting on Henry’s lap and the feelings of anger and jealousy forced her body to miscarry. On the day that Catherine of Aragon was buried at Peterborough Abbey, Anne miscarried a baby which, according to the imperial ambassador Chapuys, she had borne for about three and a half months, and which "seemed to be a male child". (Starkey. 552-53.) As she recovered from her

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    with Rome Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon’s was claimed void by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Was it the fact that Henry wanted a male heir to the thrown that he decided to break from Rome? Or did Henry decide to break from Rome due to his desire for Anne Boleyn. Henry married Catherine in 1509, aunt of Charles V of Aragon, Spain. She bore Henry six children five died (two of which were boys) and one survived, Mary. Since Catherine had failed to produce a male heir and

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    Summary Of Henry VIII

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    known for his many marriages as well as his role in the English Reformation, reigned as king of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. After his brother died, Arthur, he was expected to take the throne. Henry married his brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon, because it was his father’s dying wish. In addition to strengthening the alliance between the ruling families of Spain and England, however, their marriage was also meant to provide a political advantage. In the beginning, their love was genuine

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    Henry VIII

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    Spanish. He loved Hunting. His favorite sports were hunting ,of course, and wrestling. Henry had and an older brother named Arthur. He was he was the family heir to the throne. Therefore, his father arranged a marriage for him. He was to marry Catherine of Aragon when he turned sixteen years old. Arthur seemed to be healthy, in fact, he danced at his wedding for a long time without a bit of fatigue and weakness or sweat it was believed to be said by Royal Court Jester and some servants who witnessed

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    Henry VIII

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    the influence of the Renaissance. Henry was an accomplished scholar, musician, and athlete. With the death of his brother, Arthur, and the death of his father, Henry VIII toke the throne. Henry VIII had been engaged to his brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon. Henry VIII protested against the marriage, but in the end, in a few months the marriage was complete. This was mostly due to the pressure lead on by Catherine’s father. At first young King Henry VIII toke little interest in politics and for

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