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The Tudor Society

November 6 – Arthur Tudor meets Catherine of Aragon for the first time

On this day in Tudor history, 6th November 1501, just eight days before their marriage, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King Henry VII, met Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.

The couple met at Dogmersfield in Hampshire.

Arthur and Catherine had already had a proxy marriage but had never met.

Let me tell you more about the lead-up to their meeting on 6th November 1501, including Catherine's journey from Spain to England, how their first meeting went and what happened next...

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November 6 – Arthur Tudor meets Catherine of Aragon for the first time