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Queen Victoria didn’t like babies much, but her seventh child, Prince Arthur, seems to have been the exception to that rule. Born at Buckingham Palace on 1 May 1850 (the same day as the Duke of Wellington, who was chosen as his godfather), the little prince had an easy-going and obedient nature that appealed to
On 12 November 1501, Catherine of Aragon entered London. She was welcomed by cheering crowds while the King had organized a magnificent spectacle that was meant to awe the populace, charm the princess and herald a bright future for the country. Catherine was betrothed to the heir to the throne, Prince Arthur, and their marriage