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Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of AragonCatherine of Aragon, in Spanish we call her as Catherine of Trastámara (16 December 1485 to 7 in 1536), also known as Katherine or Catherine was ruler of England as the first spouse of King Henry VIII of England and Princess of Wales as the wife of Arthur, Prince of Wales. In 1507 she also served as Ambassador of the Spanish court in England when her father was found without one, becoming the first woman ambassador of European history.  For the period of six months, serve up as Queen Regent of England, whilst Henry VIII was there in the France.

For the duration of that particular time the English won the fight of Flodden, an event in which Catherine participated an important role.

The controversial book "The Education of Christian Women" by Juan Luis Vives, who proclaimed the women have the right to learning, was dedicated to her behalf. Such was the feeling of Catherine in people, which as well as her enemy, Thomas Cromwell, stated that "If not for her sex, she could have challenged all of the brave men of history."

William Shakespeare, explained as the "ruler of worldly Queens”, as well as for the duration of her premature years as ruler wife who was explained as "the most beautiful creature in the world."  She successfully petitioned the life of the insurgents involved in the evil day of May for the sake of their relations.  Moreover, Catherine succeeded widespread admiration for starting a wide-ranging program for the release of the poor.  It was also a supporter of Renaissance humanism, as well as a buddy of the immense scholars of Erasmus of Rotterdam and St. Thomas More.

Movement of Henry VIII with his 24 years marriage annulled started a chain of events that led to England's break with the Roman Catholic Church. Henry was not fulfilled as their sons had died in childhood and others were killed, leaving his daughter, the prospect Mary 1st of England, at a point while there was absolutely no model set by a lady on the throne though there were no Salic rule in England. When Pope Clement VII said no to cancel the wedding, Henry confronted him by assuming ascendancy over spiritual matters. This permitted him to get married Anne Boleyn in the ruling clergy in England, without orientation to the Pope. Was aggravated by the expectations of fathering a gentleman heir of the Tudor dynasty. Catherine said no to agree to Henry as Supreme leader of the Church of England and is considered, like most of England and Europe, the legalized wife of the king and queen until his death.

Catherine was born in the Archbishop's Palace Alcala de Henares, near Madrid, on the night of December 16, 1485. She was the youngest existing son of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. Catherine was very short in stature with long blonde brown hair, big blue eyes, round face and fair complexion. She was move down, on his mother's side of the English royal residence as her great grandmother Katherine of Lancaster, who was chosen, and his very great-grandmother Philippa of Lancaster, were daughters of John of Gaunt and granddaughter Edward III of England. As a result, it was third cousin of his father-in-law, Henry VII, and his fourth cousin of her mother-in-law Elizabeth of York.

 

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