HORRIBLE HISTORIES - The wives of Henry VIII (Terrible Tudors)
You may know that Henry VIII's first wife was Catherine of Aragon. Catherine was born at the Archbishop's Palace in Alcalá de Henares near Madrid, on the night of 16 December 1485. She was the youngest surviving child of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, the so-called Catholic Monarchs. Mary I (AKA Bloody Mary) was Henry and Catherine's only surviving daughter who became Queen of England and Ireland in 1553. Guess who she married? Philip II of Spain, the king who asked the architects Juan Baustista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera to build the Escorial Palace in Madrid. That's why if you visit the Houses of Parliament in London, you can see a picture of Philip II in the Royal Gallery. If you go to London, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Palace's interiors and Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament. It's really worth it.
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