2 April 1502 – The Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Ludlow Castle

| April 2, 2014

2 April 1502 – The Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Ludlow Castle

On 2nd April 1502, fifteen year-old Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, died at Ludlow Castle in the Welsh Marches. It is not known what Arthur died of. The theories include consumption, diabetes, sweating sickness, testicular cancer and pneumonia. His wife of four months, Catherine of Aragon, […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 20, 2013

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

On this day in history, 20th September 1486, “afore one o’clock after midnight”, Arthur, Prince of Wales, was born at Winchester, just eight months after the marriage of his parents, King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Henry VII had decided that his first child would be born at Winchester, the place believed to have […]

2 April 1502 – Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| April 2, 2013

2 April 1502 – Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales

On this day in 1502, Arthur, Prince of Wales, son and heir of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, died at Ludlow Castle in the Welsh Marches. He was just fifteen years old, and had only been married to the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon for four and a half months. It is not […]

20 September 1486 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, Born at Winchester

| September 20, 2012

20 September 1486 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, Born at Winchester

Today marks the anniversary of Arthur Tudor’s birth, According to Lady Margaret Beaufort, his grandmother, he was born at “afore one o’clock after midnight” on 20th September 1486 at Winchester in Hampshire. He was the son of Henry VII and his wife, Elizabeth of York, and was born just eight months after his parents’ marriage. […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 20, 2011

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

“Afore one o’clock after midnight” on the 20th September 1486 (some say the 19th) Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, gave birth to a son, Arthur Tudor or Arthur, Prince of Wales, as he would become in 1489. You can read more about Arthur, his birth, christening, upbringing, marriage to Catherine of Aragon […]

Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 20, 2010

Arthur, Prince of Wales

On this day in history, 20th September 1486 (some say the 19th), “afore one o’clock after midnight”1, Arthur, Prince of Wales (Arthur Tudor), was born at Winchester, just eight months after his parents’ marriage. Arthur’s mother, Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, got pregnant straight after her marriage to Henry VII and the news […]

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