Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, were married by proxy in 1499. He was twelve years old, and she was thirteen years old. He was supposed to become King of England when his father died. However, Arthur died first at the age of fifteen, and his brother, Henry VIII, eventually took the throne. Henry married his brother’s widow, Catherine. She became the first of his six wives. How history can change as the result of a death!
Henry VIII married the first of his six wives, Catherine of Aragon, in 1509. A Spanish princess, she was the widow of his brother, Prince Arthur. Children can learn more about all of his wives at: Wives.
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned in England in 1509. Catherine of Aragon, a Spanish princess and the widow of his brother Arthur, was the first of his six wives. Children can learn more about his six wives at: Wives.