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Which Queen of England married her brother-in-law

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The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was Catherine of Aragon. She was betrothed to Arthur, the son of Henry VII of Englandand was married to him on 14 November 1501 in Old St. Paul's Cathedral, London.. Less than six months later, Arthur was dead. Later, she was betrothed to the future Henry VIII, who was too young to marry at the time. When Henry VII died in 1509 one of the new young king's first actions was to marry Catherine. She was crowned Queen of England on June 24, 1509. But, Henry was growing frustrated by his lack of a male heir. By 1526 , he had begun to separate from Catherine because he had fallen in love with one of her ladies Anne Boleyn.Henry's main goal now was to get a male heir, which his wife was not able to provide. Somewhere along the way, Henry began to look at the texts of Leviticus which says that if a man takes his brother's wife, they shall be childless. As evidenced above, Catherine and Henry were far from childless, and still had one livi ...more
Answered by anna, 30 Nov '08 01:59 pm

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