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A Rose Without A Thorn: Catherine Howard

The young and spirited sixteen year old Catherine Howard would be the fifth wife of the playboy Henry VIII. Though Catherine Howard has been portrayed as a bit of a ditz on TV, The Tudors, the young girl was not … Continue reading

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CATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE INFANTA QUEEN

  Spain entered England through one queen, Catherine of Aragon. The daughter of Isabella of Spain, sister of Juana of Castile, she was raised to be queen of England. Docile, religious, sweet tempered, Catherine would defer to her husband in … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary The Queen known as Bloody Mary, Mary Tudor, was the only child of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Raised with the belief she would one day be queen, abandon by her ruthless father, and lost without her … Continue reading

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Isabel of Portugal: The Spanish Madness

The long train of Spanish monarchs affected with madness began with one queen. Isabel of Portugal, mother of Isabella of Castile, is known as the woman who introduced madness into the Spanish line. Married to a man twice her age, … Continue reading

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Juana the Mad: A woman ahead of her time

In 1509 the Queen of Spain found herself imprisoned within a room in a castle by her own father. Forty-six years later she died alone and abandon. The unmemorable death of Juana of Castile was the result of a family … Continue reading

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