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Catherine of Aragon

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Nature wronged her in making her a woman. But for her sex she could have surpassed all the heros of history.
Thomas Cromwell — quoted in Alison Weir (1991). The Six Wives of Henry VIII. ISBN 0802136834, p.197

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