10 Interesting Facts about Catherine of Aragon


have you ever heard of 10 interesting Facts about Catherine of Aragon?Catherine of Aragon (Spanish: Catalina; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry’s elder brother Arthur.Catherine was three years old when she was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the English throne. They married in 1501, but Arthur died five months later.

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 1:Ambassador of the Aragonese Crown

She held the position of ambassador of the Aragonese Crown to England in 1507, the first female ambassador in European history

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 2: Anne Boleyn 

         Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn 

 

Anne Boleyn (. 1501 – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII.By 1525, Henry VIII was infatuated with Anne Boleyn and dissatisfied that his marriage to Catherine had produced no surviving sons,

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 3:Thomas Cromwel

Thomas Cromwell was the enemy of catherine.Cromwell was one of the strongest and most powerful proponents of the English Reformation. He helped to engineer an annulment of the king’s marriage to Queen Catherine so that Henry could lawfully marry Anne Boleyn. Henry failed to obtain the Pope’s approval for the annulment in 1534

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 4: Evil May Day

Evil May Day or Ill May Day is the name of a riot which took place in 1517 as a protest against foreigners living in London. Apprentices attacked foreign residents. Some of the rioters were later hanged although King Henry VIII granted a pardon for the remainder following public pleadings from his wife, Catherine of Aragon.

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 5: Renaissance humanism

Renaissance humanism is the study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. Catherine also won widespread admiration by starting an extensive programme for the relief of the poor.[7][6] She was a patron of Renaissance humanism.

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 6:Erasmus of Rotterdam

          Erasmus of Rotterdam

 

Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Christian humanist who was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance.Originally trained as a Catholic priest.He was a friend of Catherine.

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 7:Thomas More

Saint Thomas More, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a councillor to Henry VIII. He was a friend of Catherine.

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 8:House of Tudor

The House of Tudor was an English royal house of Welsh origin,[1] descended in the male line from the Tudors of Penmynydd. Tudor monarchs ruled the Kingdom of England and its realms, including their ancestral Wales and the Lordship of Ireland.the alliance of Catherine and Arthur validated the House of Tudor in the eyes of European royalty and strengthened the Tudor claim to the English throne via Catherine of Aragon’s ancestry

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 9: John Blanke

He probably came to England as one of the African attendants of Catherine of Aragon in 1501. He is one of the earliest recorded black people in England after the Roman period

Facts about Catherine of Aragon 10:Canon Law 

                      Canon Law 

 

Canon law  is a set of ordinances and regulations made by ecclesiastical authority (Church leadership), for the government of a Christian organization or church and its members. Catherine `s marriage to Arthur’s brother depended on the Pope granting a dispensation because canon law forbade a man to marry his brother’s widow.

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