The Royals

Great Kates in History

From real-life queens to Hollywood royalty, meet the other women who've created a lasting legacy

CATHERINE OF ARAGON

1485–1536
Legacy: First wife of Henry VIII
The King's first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, changed the course of English history. In 1533, an infatuated Henry divorced Catherine, married his second wife Anne Boleyn and declared himself the head of the new Anglican Church of England after the Pope refused to grant his divorce. Three years later, Anne was charged with adultery, incest and treason and was beheaded at the Tower of London.