Spain: December 1503

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Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 1, 1485-1509. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1862.

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December 1503

26 Dec.
P. R. O.
389. Pope Julius II.
Has been informed that the Princess Katharine of Spain had contracted a marriage with Arthur, late Prince of Wales, and that this marriage has, perhaps, been consummated.
Notwithstanding this, authorizes, in his quality of the Head of the Church, Henry, Prince of Wales, and the Princess Katharine, to contract a lawful marriage.
Datum Romæ apud Sanctum Petrum anno incarnationis Dominicæ millesimo quingentesimo tertio, septimo calend. Januarii, Pontificatus nostri anno primo. (fn. 1)
Latin. p. 1.
Printed in Rymer.


  • 1. 7th calend, Januar. 1503 is the 26th December 1503. Pope Julius II. was elected on the 1st of November 1503. See L'Art de verifier les dates. Paris, 1783. vol. I. p. 330.