Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales
The son and heir of Henry VII died on 2 April 1502.
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.