Tracing the family history of the English and Scottish Royal Family back over 1000 years


    Duke of Cornwall: Mon, 20 September 1486 - Wed, 2 April 1502

    Prince of Wales: Fri, 29 November 1489 - Wed, 2 April 1502

  • Prince of Wales
  • Arthur
  • Lived 15 years, 6 months, 13 days

Arthur was viewed by contemporaries as the great hope of the newly established House of Tudor. Arthur was well educated and, contrary to some modern belief, was in good health for the majority of his life. Soon after his marriage to Catherine in 1501, the couple took up residence at Ludlow Castle in Shropshire, where Arthur died six months later of an unknown ailment. Catherine later firmly stated that the marriage had not been consummated.

  • Married Thursday, 14 November 1501
  • at St Paul's Cathedral, London
  • St Paul's Cathedral, London
  • Groom was 15 Bride was 15
  • Marriage lasted 4 months, 19 days
  • Ended on death of Husband