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Catherine of Valois

Queen consort of England

Died when: 35 years 68 days (422 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Catherine of Valois

Catherine of Valois or Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was Queen of England from 1420 until 1422.A daughter of Charles VI of France, she was married to Henry V of England and gave birth to his heir Henry VI of England.

Catherine's marriage was part of a plan to eventually place Henry V on the throne of France, and perhaps end what is now known as the Hundred Years' War, but although her son Henry VI was later crowned in Paris, this ultimately failed.

After Henry V's death, Catherine's later marriage with Owen Tudor proved the springboard of the Tudor family's fortunes, eventually leading to their grandson's elevation as Henry VII of England.

Catherine's older sister Isabella was also a Queen of England as the child bride of Richard II.

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