The first wife of Henry VIII of England. Henry's insistence on a divorce from her (1533) caused his break with Roman Catholicism and the beginning of the English Reformation.
(person) 1485-1536; 1st wife (1509-33) of Henry VIII of England.
Catherine-of-aragon Sentence Examples
Meeting with Cranmer, they were naturally led to discuss the king's meditated divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
Henry meanwhile, however, had sent William Knight, his secretary, on a separate mission to Rome to obtain facilities for his marriage with Anne; and on the cardinal's return in August he found her installed as the king's companion and proposed successor to Catherine of Aragon.
See also articles on CATHERINE OF ARAGON and HENRY VIII.