Catherine of Aragon

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first wife of Henry VIII


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More than 500 years after Catherine of Aragon became the first ambassador in European history on account of her intellect and ability we are still using women as sexualised adornments in the workplace - part of the decor.
The event is being organised to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon and their coronation, in June 1509.
In the week preceding the meeting, there was some speculation about whether or not the Pope would give Prince Charles a copy of the 1530 appeal by English peers for the annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon as a gift.
The lives of each of the queens are described through a label, including Catherine de Valois, Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth of York, Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Parr, Catherine Howard, Jane Grey, Mary Stuart, Queen Mary I, and Elizabeth I.
It was reported the Pontiff would give the Prince a luxury facsimile of the 1530 appeal by English peers to Pope Clement VII for the annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
LUNENBURG - Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of the infamous King Henry VIII, brought blackwork embroidery to the royal courts of England from Spain in the early 1500s.
STARRING: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Sturgess, Juno Temple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Ana Torrent, Alfie Allen; DIRECTOR: Justin Chadwick; CERTIFICATE: 12A; RUNNING TIME: 115mins; REVIEWER'S RATING: ** 1/2 SHOWING: Cineworld, Showcase, Odeon; VERDICT: Bana (above, right) tries to win sympathy for his easily manipulated monarch, who is putty in Anne's hands, but we're firmly on the side of fiery Catherine of Aragon (Torrent) as she puts her philandering husband in his place
The first marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon lasted 20 years and the Pope refused to grant a divorce.
The libretto, which was originally intended for Gounod, focuses on Henry's renunciation of Rome, the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and his subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn.
This oath had required everyone to swear to its three clauses: that any heir of Henry and Anne Boleyn was a legitimate heir to the throne, a clause that both men could accept; that the marriage between Henry and Catherine of Aragon was null and void, and that the Bishop of Rome (as the Pope was designated in the Act) had no more authority or power in England than any other bishop.
Vives, a Spanish converso Jew born in 1492 in Valencia, whose greatgrandfather was burned at the stake and his ashes thrown onto the public dump for practicing Judaism, may have been ill-equipped to grasp the mood of the English court in 1523 when he presented his Instruction of a Christen Woman to Henry VIII's consort, Catherine of Aragon, the ill-fated daughter of Queen Isabella of Spain.
The Anglican Church itself separated from the Roman Catholic Church; it was created by England's King Henry VIII in the 16th century after Pope Clement VII wouldn't grant him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
In the preceding years, Cranmer supported Henry in his drive to divorce Catherine of Aragon, and Cranmer declared the marriage null and void in 1533.
The grand, glorious and gory tale begins as Henry casts aside his faithful Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon, and severs England's ties to Rome and the Catholic Church so he can marry and have a son with the scheming seductress Anne Boleyn (Helena Bonham-Carter).
After 13 years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon, the King had no male heir to the throne.