Daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. First wife of King Henry VIII, she bore five children, but only one survived infancy, Mary. Catherine was previously the wife of King Henry’s deceased brother, Arthur. Because she bore Henry no male children, he persuaded the English courts to annul their marriage. Her daughter eventually ascended the throne.
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