Katherine of Aragon(1485-1536), First Queen of Henry VIII
Sitter associated with 16 portraits
Katherine of Aragon, queen of England, was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. She was named Catalina (or Katherine as she was known in England) after her maternal great-grandmother. She came to England in 1501, aged fifteen, to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, but only months after the marriage Arthur died. In 1509 she married Arthur's younger brother, Henry VIII. They had five children, of whom only Princess Mary, later Mary I of England, survived. Katherine died in 1536, firm in her refusal to relinquish her title as queen of England, despite Henry VIII's annulment of their union and remarriage to Anne Boleyn in 1533.
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Explore the portrait of King Henry VIII and his Six Wives (NPG D48093) from all angles
by Wilfred James Drake
by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite photomontage, 1862
after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
by John June
line engraving, mid 18th century
after Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
pen and ink on tracing paper, 1743
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1744
by John Goldar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, circa 1750-1795
King Henry VIII bringing to Court Anna Boleyn, who was afterwards his Royal Consort (Thomas Wolsey; Henry Algernon Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland; Katherine of Aragon; King Henry VIII; Anne Boleyn)
after William Hogarth
line engraving, probably early 19th century
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