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27 September – Catherine of Aragon leaves Spain

On this day in Tudor history, 27th September 1501, Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, set sail for England from Laredo, Spain.

Catherine was leaving her homeland to marry Arthur Tudor, son and heir of King Henry VII, a marriage arranged by her parents and the English king in the Treaty of Medina del Campo.

This was Catherine's second attempt at sailing to England, but this time she was successful.

I explain the background to Catherine's journey, along with what happened when she first set sail in August 1501.

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