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1401
A Giro Bank was established in Barcelona, making it Europe’s first bank. At this time Barcelona was the capital of the Aragon Kingdom.
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1469 Oct 18
Crown prince Fernando of Aragon (1452-1516) formally married princess Isabella (1451-1504) of Castile.
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1483 Oct 17
The Reverend Dr. Tomas de Torquemada (1420-1498), the Grand Inquisitor of Castile, had his jurisdiction extended to Aragon.
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1511
Pope Julius joined the Holy League with Aragon and Venice against the French. Papal forces captured Modena and Mirandola from the French.
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1527
Henry VIII appealed to the Pope for permission to divorce Catherine of Aragon.
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1527
1528
Henry VIII imprisoned Pope Clement VII for disobedience. It was to Clement that Henry appealed for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, which had been granted under special dispensation in the first place.
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1533 Mar 30
Henry VIII made Thomas Cranmer archbishop of Canterbury. Cranmer had advised Henry that his 1509 marriage to Catherine of Aragon was null and void because she had previously married Henry’s late brother Arthur, even though that marriage was ever consummated.
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1640
Spain’s medieval kingdom of Aragon rebelled against Madrid.
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1701
Spain’s medieval kingdom of Aragon again rebelled against Madrid.
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2009 Oct 6
Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize for her historical novel “Wolf Hall.” It covered the period Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and marriage to Anne Boleyn. A sequel, “Bring Up the Bodies,” was published in 2012.
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2011 Mar 19
In Spain six firefighters died when their helicopter crashed in a remote region in the northeastern province of Aragon as they flew to try and put out a wildfire. A seventh crew member survived the accident.
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