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eBook Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII ePub

by Giles Tremlett

  • ISBN: 0802779166
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Giles Tremlett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Walker Books (December 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 448
  • ePub book: 1125 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1599 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Only toward the end does Tremlett give Catherine her due. Both authors include Catherine's touching last letter . After reading Alison Weir's book The Six Wives of Henry VIII, I became more interested in Catherine of Aragon

Only toward the end does Tremlett give Catherine her due. Both authors include Catherine's touching last letter to Henry. Only a very remarkable loving woman could carry so much hurt mingled with love to her grave. When I taught English History, I spotlighted Catherine, her character, her virtue, and her constancy. Spanish though she was, she is one of the great women of English History. 19 people found this helpful. After reading Alison Weir's book The Six Wives of Henry VIII, I became more interested in Catherine of Aragon. This book was one of the few I could find on the subject, but it is more than sufficient. I enjoy reading histories, and this one does not disappoint.

Giles Tremlett is the Guardian's Madrid correspondent. He has lived in Spain - and written extensively about the country and its people - almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University thirty years ago. His books include Ghosts of Spain, described as a 'brilliant evocation of Spain. vivid and sensitive' (Spectator) and Catherine of Aragon, which BBC History Magazine called 'Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Spain.

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together. Abridged by Alison Joseph Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Yolanda Vazquez reads Giles Tremlett's new biography of Catherine of Aragon, the tenacious woman whose marriage lasted twice as long as those of Henry's five other wives put together. Abridged by Alison Joseph Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

The agonising story of Henry VIII's first wife really was written on her body, says Kathryn Hughes. In the soap opera that has become the private life of Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon tends to get shuffled into the Prologue, something to be rushed through as quickly as possible. You can't help feeling, along with Henry himself, that things would be so much pacier if only Spanish Catherine would hurry up and cede her place to that home-grown minx, Anne Boleyn. Only then can the real business of the Tudor court – its knockabout swagger, juicy beheadings and parade of pretty wifelets – really begin. This, though, is the Carry On Henry version of events.

Catherine of Aragon will take its place among the best of Tudor biography. Giles Tremlett is the Guardian's Madrid correspondent. He has lived in, and written about, Spain for the past twenty years, and is the author of Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past. Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII.

Catherine of Aragon (Spanish: Catalina; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Henry's elder brother, Arthur. The daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, Catherine was three years old when she was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the English throne. They married in 1501, but Arthur died five months later

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The question of whether Catherine of Aragon had enjoyed a sexual relationship with Henry VIII's brother, Arthur, became of vital importance when the king sought to. .

The question of whether Catherine of Aragon had enjoyed a sexual relationship with Henry VIII's brother, Arthur, became of vital importance when the king sought to divorce he.September 11, 2019 at 10:00 am. Rarely has an English queen consort’s virginity been of quite such public importance.

The youngest child of the legendary monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536) was born to marry for dynastic gain. Endowed with English royal blood on her mother's side, she was betrothed in infancy to Arthur, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII of England, an alliance that greatly benefited both sides. Yet Arthur died weeks after their marriage in 1501, and Catherine found herself remarried to his younger brother, soon to become Henry VIII. The history of England-and indeed of Europe-was forever altered by their union.

Drawing on his deep knowledge of both Spain and England, Giles Tremlett has produced the first full biography in more than four decades of the tenacious woman whose marriage to Henry VIII lasted twice as long (twenty-four years) as his five other marriages combined. Her refusal to divorce him put her at the center of one of history's greatest power struggles, one that has resonated down through the centuries- Henry's break away from the Catholic Church as, bereft of a son, he attempted to annul his marriage to Catherine and wed Anne Boleyn. Catherine's daughter, Mary, would controversially inherit Henry's throne; briefly and bloodily, she returned England to the Catholicism of her mother's native Spain, foreshadowing the Spanish Armada some three decades later.

From Catherine's peripatetic childhood at the glittering court of Ferdinand and Isabella to the battlefield at Flodden, where she, in Henry's absence abroad, led the English forces to victory against Scotland to her determination to remain queen and her last years in almost monastic isolation, Giles Tremlett vividly re-creates the life of a giant figure in the sixteenth century. Catherine of Aragon will take its place among the best of Tudor biography.

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The chief strength of Giles Tremlett's biography of Catherine of Aragon is his additional material concerning Catherine's early life and her correspondence with various diplomats. When I compare his biography, however, with Garrett Mattingly's earlier effort, I consider that Tremlett lacks sympathy for Catherine, whereas Mattingly allows Catherine's excellent character to shine. Only toward the end does Tremlett give Catherine her due. Both authors include Catherine's touching last letter to Henry. Only a very remarkable loving woman could carry so much hurt mingled with love to her grave. When I taught English History, I spotlighted Catherine, her character, her virtue, and her constancy. Spanish though she was, she is one of the great women of English History
Vuzahn Vuzahn
"Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII," was a great read. It was well-written, easy to understand and gave a good, unbiased view of this tragic, historic figure. The author's writing style is so readable that you are led to believe that it is fiction instead of a biography. I thoroughly enjoyed the book from cover to cover and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Tudor England and in particular, Catherine of Aragon. I read so many books and this biography is one of the best I have encoountered. I'm glad I took a chance on an author I was not familiar with, but now I admire his writing style and wish other authors of historical biographies would follow his model!! Terrific book!!!
Shan Shan
After reading Alison Weir's book The Six Wives of Henry VIII, I became more interested in Catherine of Aragon. This book was one of the few I could find on the subject, but it is more than sufficient. I enjoy reading histories, and this one does not disappoint. This well-written book paints the portrait of devout woman struggling to maintain her position after Henry VIII replaces her. Her unwavering stance frustrates Henry VIII but wins the loyalty of the English people. Although little is known about her childhood, her adult life is well documented and presented with clarity in this book. And it helps the reader understand the struggles of Mary Tudor as well. This book is a fascinating window into the life of a principled, strong woman.
Arar Arar
I enjoyed reading about Catherine's life, especially her earlier years. Most books on the Tudors seem to focus on her only as the rival to Anne Boleyn, so I enjoyed seeing her as the protagonist and I learned a lot. This book is very readable nonfiction- lots of information but not overly dense. My one critique is that the author definitely seemed to present an entirely negative portrayal of Anne Boleyn instead of viewing her more neutrally.
Kaim Kaim
An excellent and well written history of Catherine of Aragon. I enjoyed it immensely and gained much insight into the character of
Catherine of Aragon. It was a very interesting read based on historical fact and not fiction.
Tojahn Tojahn
excellent biography from her early days with her parents. Till the end I really enjoyed learning about the old Spanish customs. And how strong a women she was.
terostr terostr
Must have this book a you're a Tudor history fan. This book about Katherine of Aragon is a necessity for your bookshelf.
Wonderful condition. Thank you!