Marriage contract of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, 1503
This is the original marriage contract between Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. It was signed in 1503 and the Pope granted the dispensation for the marriage in the following year. However, in 1505, Henry VII had began to doubt the alliance and forced his son to repudiate the match. Katherine was left to struggle in England with little money and with no prospects of a match or of returning home to Spain. Henry VIII would not marry Katherine until the 11th June 1509, after his father had died and he had become King of England himself.