Franciscans and the Protestant revolution in England

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byFrancis Borgia Steck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... Queen Catherine of Aragon was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. Born at Alcala de Henares, Spain, on December 15,1484, she passed her infancy and early childhood in the Christian camp before the walls of Granada. In 1492, this last Moorish stronghold in Spain surrendered and henceforth became the home of Catherine. Her early education was entrusted to the Franciscans,2 who enjoyed the favor and esteem of the Catholic Sovereigns of Spain. Under the vigilant care of her excellent mother, the gifted princess acquired those noble qualities of heart and mind which were one day to signalize her career as queen of England. At the tender age of twelve years, Catherine was prom 2. Gu£rln: Le Palmier Scraphiquc, Vol. I, p. 124. ised in marriage to Prince Arthur, the elder son of Henry VII and heir apparent to the English throne. Four years later, on September 26, she bade farewell to her cherished home and kindred and attended by a splendid retinue embarked for England. After a voyage of six days, she landed at Plymouth. Elaborate festivities marked her journey to London, where, on November 14, in St. Paul's Cathedral, thfi archbishop of Canterbury, attended by nineteen bishops and mitered abbots, performed the solemn marriage ceremonies.3 Little did Arthur and Catherine, amid the rejoicings of whole England, imagine how soon grim death would shatter their bright prospects for a long and happy union. But God directs the destinies of men; they were never to live together as husband and wife. Shortly after the wedding, Prince Arthur fell dangerously ill, probably of the plague,4 and the next spring, on April 2, he breathed his last.5 Catherine broken in spirit answered the summons of Queen Elizabeth, her mother-in-law, and for...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... Queen Catherine of Aragon was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. Born at Alcala de Henares,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217213847

ISBN - 13:9780217213844

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