Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452-1516) and his Queen, Isabel of Castile (1451-1504) Catherine of Aragon's parents. Married in October 1469. With evenutal peace assured at home, Ferdinand and Isabella quickly agreed to sponsor an expedition across the Atlantic Ocean to be led by the now well known sea captain, Christopher Columbus.
Isabella of Castile was an example of queenship in the late medieval age. Queen of Castile united the country of Spain with her husband, King Ferdinand II of Aragon as well as fearlessly led her soldiers into battle.
Berenguela I 28 th great grandmother 1179-1246), Queen of Castile (1217) in her own right. She was the daughter of Alfonso VIII and his wife, Eleanor of England. She was Queen of Leon (1197-1204) as the wife of King Alfonso IX. Her surviving children were King Fernando III of Castile-Leon, The Infante Alfonso, and The Infantas Berenguela and Constanza.
ANNE OF CLEVES (1515-1557), Queen of England, fourth wife of Henry VIII, King of England, daughter of John, Duke of Cleves, and Mary, was born on the 22nd of September 1515. Her father was the leader of the German Protestants, and the princess, after the death of Jane Seymour, was regarded by Cromwell as a suitable wife for Henry VIII.