Catherine of Aragon: Bibliography

The History of Henry VIII's First Queen

Catherine of Aragon holding a Bible
Catherine of Aragon holding a Bible. Stock Montage/Getty Images

Catherine of Aragon, whose marriage to Henry VIII precipitated a political and religious crisis in England, has been a favorite of biographers. Here are some of the books about Catherine, including some that feature all six of Henry's wives:

Books About Catherine of Aragon:

Agnes Strickland. Memoirs of the Queens of Henry VIII and of His Mother Elizabeth of York. 1853. Albert DuBoys. Catherine of Aragon.


James Anthony Froude. The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon: The Story as Told by the Imperial Ambassadors Resident at the Court of Henry VIII. 1891.

Anne (Fulton) Hope. The First Divorce of Henry VIII. 1894.

Agnes Strickland. Lives of the Tudor and Stuart Princesses. 1902.

Paul Rival. The Six Wives of Henry VIII. 1936.

Francesca Claremont. Catherine of Aragon. 1939.

Garrett Mattingly. Katherine of Aragon. 1942.

John E. Paul. Catherine of Aragon and Her Friends. 1966.

Mary M. Luke. Catherine the Queen. 1967.

Jean Plaidy. Katherine of Aragon. 1968.

Alison Weir. The Six Wives of Henry VIII. 1991.

Antonia Fraser. The Six Wives of Henry VIII. 1992.

Karen Lindsey. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII. 1995

David Starkey. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII. 2003.

Giles Tremlett. Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII. 2010.

Julia Fox. Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile.


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