1516: Mary I, Queen of England (1553-1558), daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
, was born in Greenwich.
1509 - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
are crowned King and Queen of England.
1533: Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon
to marry Anne Boleyn, wife number two.
When Eric's father, a womanizing police officer, leaves his mother, a professional cook, Eric reimagines them as Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
IN 1507 the brilliant and accomplished Catherine of Aragon
was named Spanish Ambassador to the English court - the first female ambassador in European history.
As the series opens in 1529, Cromwell is the loyal lawyer to Cardinal Wolsey (Jonathan Pryce) who has failed to get the Pope to annul Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon
Her cousin, Elizabeth, The White Princess, married Henry while Margaret married Tudor supporter Henry Pole, before becoming Lady-In-Waiting and life-long friend to Catherine of Aragon
and Lady Governess to her daughter Mary.
Henry VIII triggered the English Reformation when he broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in order get the marriage to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon
, annulled and marry Anne.
The characters of his father's and his own court are brilliantly described, Margaret his caring mother who tried to persuade him to play the game and not outshine his elder brother, Catherine of Aragon
who was kind to him but unable to provide the son he desperately needed, his boyhood friends and Anne the lady who would not play the name and become his mistress and like Catherine only delivered a daughter.
TODAY KAMEHAMEHA DAY (HAWAII) 1509: Henry VIII married Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon
, the first of his six wives, widow of his elder brother Arthur.
Catherine of Aragon
Henry's Spanish Queen: A Biography.
There's Come Away Melinda by Uriah Heap, Rick Wakeman's bombastic Catherine Of Aragon
, Barclay James Harvest's pretentious Child Of The Universe and chart-topper Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.