Definition of Catherine of Aragon from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Catherine of Aragon

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(1485-1536) a Spanish princess who in 1509 became the first wife of King Henry VIII of England. They had six children, all of whom died soon after being born except for Mary I. Henry wanted a son to be the next king, and had the marriage annulled (= officially cancelled) in 1533. The Pope did not agree with this, and the Reformation was a result of the divorce.