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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr
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Catherine of Aragon
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eligion was at the core of this princess's upbringing. Her parents, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, were hailed by the pope as the "Catholic Kings." Catherine's mother gave birth to her while leading Spain's armies against the Muslim Moors. Catherine was seven when her parents defeated the Moors at their last Spanish outpost, Granada. She grew up during the Spanish Inquisition, the infamous campaign designed to rid Spain of its Muslim and Jewish populations. Catherine was taught not only that God sanctified a monarch's reign, but that he willed any marriage between king and queen. Though Catherine's own father, Ferdinand of Aragon, was a noted philanderer, it is unlikely that she ever questioned the sanctity of marriage. Throughout her life, her rock-solid Catholic piety would remain unchanged.

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