Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile were the daughters of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, pawns on the European political stage. Approaching their history from this family perspective gives a very different viewpoint on the two women. Juana, wife of Philip of Burgundy and Mother to the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V had a life of trial and tribulation, known in history as Juana the Mad, her story is equally compelling and just as tragic as that of Katherine of Aragon, first wife to Henry VIII. With so many histories of the Tudor period rarely venturing off the beaten track, Julia Fox is to be commended for her research into the wider Tudor picture.
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