Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon
noun
first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
Syn: ↑Catherine
Instance Hypernyms: ↑wife, ↑married woman

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Catherine of Aragon [Catherine of Aragon]
(1485–1536) a Spanish princess who in 1509 became the first wife of King ↑Henry VIII of England. They had six children, all of whom died soon after being born except for ↑Mary I. Henry wanted a son to be the next king, and had the marriage annulled in 1533. The Pope did not agree with this, and the ↑Reformation was a result of the ↑divorce.

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