characters + aesthetic
↳ Queen Katherine of Aragon
“I know what are you trying to do, but do not think to take the King away from me. Let him play with you. Let him give you gifts. But he cannot give you his true heart, for I have that in my keeping.” - Katherine of Aragon
Catherine of Aragon was the Queen of England and the first wife of King Henry the VIII. She was previously the Princess of Wales as the wife of his elder brother Arthur. She was the daughter of Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon. After her divorce, she was quoted “I would rather be a poor beggar’s wife and be sure of heaven, than queen of all the world and stand in doubt thereof by reason of my own consent.”. Catherine was of a very fair complexion, had blue eyes, and had a hair colour that was between reddish-blonde and auburn like her mother and sister Joanna. In her youth she was described as “the most beautiful creature in the world”. She died at Kimbolton Castle on 7 January 1536, three weeks after her fiftieth birthday.
“In this world I will confess myself to be the king’s true wife, and in the next they will know how unreasonably I am afflicted.”