Catherine of Aragon

The first of Henry VIII’s six wives came to England betrothed, in a carefully wrought political alliance, to the unlucky prince Arthur, who died shortly thereafter.  She would eventually ascend the throne as Henry's queen in a tumultuous era.  Even readers familiar with the divorce that shook England's religious foundations may not know much of Catherine's eventful reign -- which included a battlefield victory while Henry was abroad.  Giles Tremlett is alive to the interplay of  Spanish and English history that makes Catherine's life an engrossing tale.

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