I cannot contain how excited I am to announce the second part of The Spanish Princess has finally arrived! This is amazing for us Tudor history lovers! That is right! Season Two of The Spanish Princess is airing on Starz October 11th, 2020. In today’s post I will be sharing exclusive sneak peak and first look at the trailer! God Save The Queen!
Starz’s historical series centers on Catherine of Aragon (Charlotte Hope), who’s destined to become the first wife of King Henry VIII (Ruairi O’Connor), but dramatizes the lesser-known details of how the young Spanish princess became the Queen of England.
“The Spanish Princess is the sequel to The White Queen and The White Princess, which depicted the Wars of the Roses and the beginnings of the reign of King Henry VII (Elliot Cowan). Like the prior series, The Spanish Princess is historical-based fiction adapted from the novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory. In The Spanish Princess season 1, Catherine of Aragon is brought to England circa 1501 to marry Prince Arthur, which was arranged when both were children (and depicted in The White Princess) to create an alliance between Henry VII’s England and the powerful and wealthy rulers of Spain, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. However, Arthur dies soon after their wedding, leaving Catherine’s future in doubt”. — Screenrant
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the remarkable story of Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, daughter of two great monarchs, and eventual Queen of England when she marries the infamous King Henry VIII.
Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. The young lovers revel in each other’s company and plan the England they will make together. But tragically, aged only fifteen, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his sixteen-year-old bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother, Henry; become Queen; and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.
Widowed and alone in the avaricious world of the Tudor court, Katherine has to sidestep her father-in-law’s desire for her and convince him, and an incredulous Europe, that her marriage to Arthur was never consummated, that there is no obstacle to marriage with Henry. For seven years, she endures the treachery of spies, the humiliation of poverty, and intense loneliness and despair while she waits for the inevitable moment when she will step into the role she has prepared for all her life. Then, like her warrior mother, Katherine must take to the battlefield and save England when its old enemies the Scots come over the border and there is no one to stand against them but the new Queen.
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