Biography of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England

Timeline

In 1485 Catherine of Aragon was born to Ferdinand II King Aragon (33) and Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile (34). She was probably named after her Great Great Grandmother Catherine of Lancaster Queen Consort Castile daughter of John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster (145) and Constance of Castile (131).

On 28 Nov 1499 Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick (24) was executed at Tower Hill. Documentation held in Spain apparently describes Catherine of Aragon's 's parents Ferdinand II King Aragon (47) and Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile (48) expressing concern that Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick (24) was a potential claimant to throne, and being reluctant for their daughter to marry Arthur Prince of Wales whilst there was a threat to his accession causing Henry VII King England and Ireland (42) to use Perkin Warbreck's attempted escape with Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick (24) as a means to an end. .

On 02 Oct 1501 Catherine of Aragon landed at Plymouth.

On 09 Nov 1501 Catherine of Aragon arrived at London.

Marriage of Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon

On 14 Nov 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon were married at St Paul's Cathedral by Henry Deane Archbishop Canterbury assisted by William Warham Archbishop Canterbury (51) and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (24) was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham (23) attended.
Thomas Englefield Speaker of the House of Commons was appointed Knight of the Bath
Immediately after their marriage Arthur Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon resided at Tickenhill Manor for a month.
Thereafter they travelled to Ludlow.

Death of Prince Arthur

On 02 Apr 1502 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales (15) died at Ludlow Castle. . The cause of death unknown other than being reported as "a malign vapour which proceeded from the air". Catherine of Aragon had recovered.

Funeral of Henry VII

On 11 May 1509 Henry VII King England and Ireland (52) was buried in the Henry VII Chapel. Henry Willoughby (58) and Anthony Wingfield attended. The ladies given mantelets and kerchiefs were as follows:
Household of Mary Tudor:
Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (13)
Catherine York
Elizabeth Stafford Viscountess Fitzwalter. Possibly Margaret Whetehill.
Anne Percy or Anne Percy Countess Arundel (23)
Elizabeth Hussey Countess Kent
Eleanor Pole
Mary Brandon
 Elizabeth Empson
 Elizabeth Powys Viscountess Sydney (-226)
Mary Scrope
 Jane Popincourt
 Alice Vaux
Household of the Princess of Wales Catherine of Aragon:
Catherine of Aragon
 Agnes or Inez Vanegas
 Maria Salinas Baroness Willoughby Eresby
Household of Margaret Beaufort the King's Mother:
Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (65)
 Joan Vaux "Mother Guildford" (46)
Mary Hussey Baroness Willoughby Eresby.

On 23 Jun 1509 Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were married at the Church of the Observant Friars.

Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On 24 Jun 1509 Henry VIII was crowned VIII King England and Ireland: Tudor at Westminster Abbey. Catherine of Aragon was created Queen Consort England.
Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham (31), Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde (32) and Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk (66) attended. Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland (15) was knighted. Robert Dymoke attended as the Kings's Champion. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex was created Knight of the Bath and served as Lord Sewer.

Birth and Death of Prince Henry

On 01 Jan 1511 Henry Tudor Duke Cornwall was born to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon at Richmond Palace. Henry Tudor Duke Cornwall was appointed as Duke Cornwall. .

Birth of Princess Mary

On 18 Feb 1516 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was born to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon at Palace of Placentia. Margaret Bourchier 1st Baroness Bryan was created 1st Baron Bryan. .

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England (35).

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536.

Cranmer declares Henry and Catherine's Marriage Invalid

On 23 May 1533 Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury declared the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon invalid. .

In 1535 Catherine of Aragon was imprisoned at Kimbolton Castle.

On Dec 1535 Catherine of Aragon made her will at Kimbolton Castle.

Death of Catherine of Aragon

On 07 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon died at Kimbolton Castle in the arms of her great friend Maria Salinas Baroness Willoughby Eresby. .

Henry VIII Tournament

On 24 Jan 1536 Henry VIII held a tournament at the Palace of Placentia some two weeks after Catherine of Aragon died. Henry VIII was badly injured causing him to suffer with a wound in his leg thereafter. It is reported the injury caused a change in Henry's character thereafter becoming increasingly despotic. .

Funeral of Catherine of Aragon

On 29 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon was buried at Chancel at a service for a Princess rather than Queen. Eleanor Brandon was Chief Mourner. Henry VIII refused their daughter Henry VIII permission to attend. On the same day Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England (35) miscarried a boy; regarded as the start of Anne's demise. .

Family Trees

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England 1312-1377

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Daughter of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Daughter of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: Ferdinand II King Aragon Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

GrandFather: John II King Aragon Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandFather: Ferdinand I King Aragon Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John I King Castile Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Juana Manuel

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Ivrea Queen Consort Aragon Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Sancho Alfonso Ivrea Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Guzman

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beatrice Burgundy Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter I King Portugal Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ines Castro Queen Consort Portugal

GrandMother: Juana Enríquez Queen Consort Aragon Great x 8 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandFather: Fadrique Enríquez Count Melgar, Count Rueda Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Alfonso Enríquez Enríquez Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Fadrique Alfonso Ivrea Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Juana Mendoza

Great GrandMother: Mariana Fernández Count Melgar

Great x 2 GrandFather: Diego Fernández Lord Baena

Great x 2 GrandMother: Inés Ayala

Mother: Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

GrandFather: John II King Castile Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Henry III King Castile Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John I King Castile Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Juana Manuel

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Catherine of Lancaster Queen Consort Castile Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England Son Edward II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Constance of Castile Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter "Cruel" I King Castile Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maria Padilla

GrandMother: Maria Trastámara Queen Consort Castile Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandFather: Ferdinand I King Aragon Great x 7 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John I King Castile Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Juana Manuel

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Ivrea Queen Consort Aragon Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Sancho Alfonso Ivrea Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Guzman

Great x 2 GrandMother: Beatrice Burgundy Great x 4 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter I King Portugal Great x 3 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ines Castro Queen Consort Portugal