Katherine of Aragon was named after her great-grandmother, Katherine of Lancaster – daughter of John of Gaunt and his second wife, Infanta Constance of Castile.
Henry VII also descended from John of Gaunt by his third wife, Katherine Swynford. John of Gaunt was son of King Edward III. Technically speaking, Katherine of Aragon had a stronger claim to the throne of England than her father in law, Henry VII
In 1509, Henry VIII married Katherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur’s widow. Less than two weeks later they were anointed and crowned together at Westminster Abbey.
Henry and Katherine had one surviving child…a daughter, Mary. Mary would go on to become Queen Mary I of England.
Here are some portraits we were able to find of Katherine of Aragon and we’ve tried our best to give appropriate credit on them.
By Michel Sittow: Katherine is thought to be the sitter