18 February 1516 – The birth of Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On this day in Tudor history, Queen Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl, a little girl who would grow up to be Queen Mary I, England’s first official queen regnant.

Mary was the result of Catherine of Aragon’s fifth pregnancy. You can click here to read more about Catherine of Aragon’s pregnancies, and those of her successor, Anne Boleyn.

Here is my video on the birth of Mary I:

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