Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales

The son and heir of Henry VII died on 2 April 1502.

Prince Arthur, stained glass figure in the north transept, magnificat window of the priory church, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, c.1499. Wiki Commons.

The son and heir of Henry VII was born prematurely in 1486 and named Arthur. At the age of two he was betrothed to the three-year-old Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. He was put through a demanding education, which involved reading the best authors from Homer to Tacitus. Unfortunately, he was undersized and sickly.

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