The Tudor Society

31 January 1510 – Queen Catherine of Aragon gives birth to a stillborn daughter

Catherine of Aragon by Horenbout

On this day in history, 31st January 1510, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, gave birth to a stillborn daughter. It was her first pregnancy and she had been married to Henry for just over 7 months.

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