Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486-1502), Eldest son of Henry VII
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The elder son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, Arthur was married in 1501 to Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. The marriage secured an important diplomatic link between England and both Spain and the Habsburg empire. Arthur's premature death at Ludlow the following year left his brother (Henry|mp2145} as heir to the throne.