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Tudor Minute March 27, 1489: Treaty of Medina del Campo

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for March 27.

Today in 1489 England and Spain signed the Treaty of Medina del Campo, which dealt in part with the marriage of the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon with the English prince Arthur Tudor. The treaty established that Arthur and Catherine were to marry, and also established a dowry for Catherine of 200,000 crowns. It also set out her journey to England, and when she would be expected to arrive. Also, the economic relationship was cemented with certain tariffs dropped between the countries, allowing a more free trade to develop.

Catherine and Arthur would marry twelve years later, in 1501, and of course Arthur would die soon after.

That’s your Tudor Minute for today. Remember you can dive deeper into life in 16th century England through the Renaissance English History Podcast at englandcast.com.


Episode on Catherine of Aragon