Things I Like: Catherine of Aragon (The Tudors)

Queen Catherine of Aragon The Tudors TV SERIES

While I never cared much for the historical Catherine of Aragon, I did like the character on The Tudors and especially the actress as she did a great job. At the start of The Tudors, she is the loving and loyal wife of King Henry VIII.

Queen Catherine of Aragon and her nephew The Tudors TV SERIES

And her nephew, Charles V is King of Spain and Emperor of the Roman Empire. Charles V sees this as a key way to get England to ally against France. But the young emperor learns that his aunt is not as happy as he figured.

Queen Catherine testifies divorce trial English Parliament The Tudors TV SERIES

Especially when her whole marriage is put on trial. Not for anything she did as a person, just like in history, Henry VIII used her marriage to his brother Arthur as a way to get “God” to annul the marriage. This demotes her greatly, she is no longer Queen, but a “dowager princess” due to her marriage to Arthur, the Prince of Wales to his father Henry VII.

Catherine of Aragon dies The Tudors TV SERIES

It is rather sad that she died so sickly and away from her beloved daughter.

The ghost of Catherine of Aragon confronts King Henry VIII The Tudors TV SERIES

I did like how Henry saw a vision of her ghost at the very end of his life. She seemed to enjoy the karma.

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