Biography of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England

Timeline

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

On 28 Nov 1499 Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick was executed at Tower Hill. Documentation held in Spain apparently describes Catherine of Aragon's 's parents Ferdinand II King Aragon and Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile expressing concern that Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 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 to use Perkin Warbreck's attempted escape with Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 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 and a further eighteen bishops.
Cecily York Viscountess Welles bore the train, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset was Chief Answerer. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex and Edward Stafford 3rd Duke Buckingham attended.
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 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 was buried in the Henry VII Chapel. Henry Willoughby and Anthony Wingfield attended. The ladies given mantelets and kerchiefs were as follows:
Household of Mary Tudor:
  Mary Tudor Queen Consort France
  Catherine York
Elizabeth Stafford Viscountess Fitzwalter. Possibly Margaret Whetehill.
Anne Percy or Anne Percy Countess Arundel
 Elizabeth Hussey Countess Kent
Eleanor Pole
 Mary Brandon
 Elizabeth Empson
 Elizabeth Powys Viscountess Sydney
 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
 Joan Vaux
 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, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde and Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk attended. Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 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.

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 badly 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 miscarried a boy; regarded as the start of Anne's demise. .

On 29 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon was buried at Chancel.

Family Trees

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England

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

GrandFather: John II King Aragon

Great GrandFather: Ferdinand I King Aragon

Great Great GrandFather: John I King Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile

Great Great Great GrandMother: Juana Manuel

Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Ivrea Queen Consort Aragon

Great Great GrandFather: Sancho Alfonso Ivrea

Great Great Great GrandFather: Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Guzman

Great Great GrandMother: Beatrice Burgundy

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter I King Portugal

Great Great Great GrandMother: Ines Castro Queen Consort Portugal

GrandMother: Juana Enríquez Queen Consort Aragon

Great GrandFather: Fadrique Enríquez Count Melgar, Count Rueda

Great Great GrandFather: Alfonso Enríquez Enríquez

Great Great Great GrandFather: Fadrique Alfonso Ivrea

Great Great GrandMother: Juana Mendoza

Great GrandMother: Mariana Fernández Count Melgar

Great Great GrandFather: Diego Fernández Lord Baena

Great Great GrandMother: Inés Ayala

Mother: Isabella Trastámara Queen Castile

GrandFather: John II King Castile

Great GrandFather: Henry III King Castile

Great Great GrandFather: John I King Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile

Great Great Great GrandMother: Juana Manuel

Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon

Great GrandMother: Catherine of Lancaster Queen Consort Castile

Great Great GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster

Great Great Great GrandFather: Edward III King England

Great Great Great GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England

Great Great GrandMother: Constance of Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter "Cruel" I King Castile

Great Great Great GrandMother: Maria Padilla

GrandMother: Maria Trastámara Queen Consort Castile

Great GrandFather: Ferdinand I King Aragon

Great Great GrandFather: John I King Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile

Great Great Great GrandMother: Juana Manuel

Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Castile

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter IV King Aragon

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Barcelona Queen Consort Aragon

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Ivrea Queen Consort Aragon

Great Great GrandFather: Sancho Alfonso Ivrea

Great Great Great GrandFather: Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile

Great Great Great GrandMother: Eleanor Guzman

Great Great GrandMother: Beatrice Burgundy

Great Great Great GrandFather: Peter I King Portugal

Great Great Great GrandMother: Ines Castro Queen Consort Portugal