After an epidemic became rampant in the castle both Catherine and Arthur
became ill. Arthur died 5 months after they were married leaving Catherine a young widow.
She was faced with the decision to leave England or stay in England
and marry again.
Her father and King Henry VII came to an agreement that Catherine would
marry Arthurs younger brotber Henry,but because of their being related by marriage they had to obtain permission from the
church to get married.
Sadly Catherine's mother died in November 1504 with this heavy in her heart another heartless blow
was bestowed on the spanish princess.
Henry refused to marry her on the say so of his father which was a let down for Catherine because
of her mother's death in the forefront in the eyes of Henry VII it devalued Catherine as a brideand future queen
This meant that Englands ties with with Aragon and Castille were in a stand still with Catherine's
father preoccupied with Castille affairs to worry about his daughter over in England which also meant that Henry
lost interest in Catherine as his daughter in law.
This meant that she was no longer Arthur's widow or Henry's intended wife and was poor while living
Empoverished and unhappy while living in England Catherine appealed to her father
to pay the money to Henry VII to allow her to remain in England and begged her father to help her.
In 1509 when Henry VII died Henry VIII became the soverign majesty of England and chose her as his
In mid summer 1509 Catherine was coronated as quen.
Four months after the wedding she became pregnant,but miscarried the child in January 1510.
In 1511 she became pregnant once again and gave birth to a baby boy unfortunately he died 52 days
after his birth.
Catherine joined her husband on a trip to Dover and took over as ruler of the kingdom when Henry
went into battle against the French in 1512.
Catherine would go on to give birth to a daughter in 1515 and she would be known to the world as
Bloody Mary for the percicution of Protestants when she herself became queen.
In 1553 her marriage to Henry was annulled when he fell in love with Anne Boleyn and married
her in a secret ceremony.
Catherine objected to Mary's title of princess being taken away from her and it became her mission
to voice her grievances with anyone who would listen. Unfortunately her demands fell on deaf ears.
She and mary were forced to live in poor housing while Anne and Elizabeth were living the high
life in the castle and the homes belonging to the little princess.
Catherine died of cancer in January 1536.