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 […]

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 […]

The Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales – 2 April 1502

| April 2, 2011

The Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales – 2 April 1502

On this day in history, Saturday 2nd April 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 15 years old and had only been married to the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon for four and a half […]

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 […]