Catherine of Lancaster

Catherine of Lancaster

Queen Consort of Castille

Catherine of Lancaster was Queen of Castile as the wife of King Henry III of Castile. Queen Catherine was the daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his second wife, Constance of Castile. She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373. Catherine became Queen of Castile through her marriage to Henry III.… Read More

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1373 Birth She was born in Hertford Castle, her father's chief country home, on 31 March 1373. … Read More


1386 13 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1386, Catherine joined her parents in an expedition to Castile to claim the throne.
1388 15 Years Old 1 More Event
On 5 August 1388, Catherine announced that she entered into the marriage freely and fully accepted the treaty. … Read More
1390 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Her husband took over the throne after the death of his father in 1390, but only in 1393 he was declared of age and began to rule. … Read More


1406 33 Years Old Henry III died in 1406, and according to his will, his widow, Catherine, and his brother, Ferdinand I of Aragon were to be joint regents during John II's minority, sharing their power with a royal council. … Read More


1416 43 Years Old When Ferdinand died in 1416, Catherine's authority was reduced, because his rivals no longer supported her. … Read More
1418 45 Years Old Queen Catherine died at Valladolid on 2 June 1418, of a stroke, leaving her thirteen-year-old son at the mercy of self-interested courtiers. … Read More
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