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Anne Boleyn

The death of Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon was born on 16 December 1485 as the daughter of Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. She was their youngest and last child. She was considered as a bride for Arthur, Prince of Wales from an early age and the two were wed on 14 November 1501. They were at [read more]

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England

Queens Regnant – Mary I of England

England’s first Queen regnant was born on 18 February 1516 to Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII of England, and she was to be their only child to survive infancy. She grew up under the pressure of several suitors, first to the French Dauphin and later to her first cousin Charles V. Mary was educated [read more]

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Mary I of England

The Year of Mary I

The year 2016 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of England’s first undisputed Queen regnant, Mary I of England. History of Royal Women is going to celebrate this in style. We will begin next week with five articles dedicated to her, and after that, there will be at least one article every month on [read more]