Although Catherine of Aragon
is credited for introducing and popularizing blackwork to England, this form of stitching was known in England long before she arrived in 1501.
A series of benefices followed, climaxed by his appointment as bishop of London in 1530, as a reward for his many services to the king, especially lobbying among European scholars for the legality of his royal master's divorce from Queen Catherine of Aragon
Think of Catherine of Aragon
, who was much older than King Henry VIII.
In addition to his famous female consorts, 20+ years of marriage to Catherine of Aragon
and infamous dalliance with Anne Boleyn, the series delves into Henry's most notable political relationship and the deconstruction of the Roman Catholic Church in England.
WHEN did Catherine of Aragon
marry Henry VIII of England?
ANSWERS: 1 Somerset; 2 The Fastnet Race; 3 Cunard; 4 Precious stones; 5 A metronome; 6 Gary Lineker; 7 Katmandu; 8 Selena Gomez; 9 The slide rule; 10 Catherine of Aragon
And while 84% realised Katy Perry was Russell Brand's ex-wife, only 42% knew Catherine of Aragon
and Anne of Cleves were divorced from Henry VIII.
One document on show is a letter from members of parliament asking the Pope to grant an annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to his then wife Catherine of Aragon
Dr Catherine Fletcher found details about his divorce from Catherine of Aragon
hidden away in a cupboard in Italy.
Elizabeth of York as 'helpmate', Catherine of Aragon
as 'foreign ally' and so on.
As Henry's confidence grows, his displeasure with the Catholic Church's handling of his request for a divorece from his marriage to Catherine of Aragon
She describes the role of Christine de Pizan in mapping the routes to agency, the tradition of the good wife, whose virtue helps to construct social stability and well-being, the association with Oresme's translation of Plato's Politics, the power of the image and voice of the Virgin in lay spirituality, the coming together of intercessory modes in the extraordinary life of Anne of Bohemia, Richard II's queen, and the new agency of mediation and associative polity of such women as Catherine of Aragon